Yes, really: Michael K. Williams, more affectionately known to everyone as Omar from The Wire, has signed on to play Ol’ Dirty Bastard in an upcoming biopic. Dirty White Boy will follow “the astounding rise of Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old Vh1-intern-turned-manager, and his misadventures with the legendary rapper leading up to the performer’s tragic death in 2004.” (It reads like an ODB buddy movie, almost, until you remember those “misadventures” will look a little something like this.) Anyway, congrats to Michael K. Williams on continuing to be the gulliest actor alive. Strong work.
Omar (Michael K. Williams) from The Wire Photo: HBO