Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA recently discussed his intent to put together a biopic on his crew’s uprising and the project’s early difficulties.
According to Bobby Digital, he is trying put get the wheels rolling on the potential blockbuster hit.
“Yes, but it’s not easy. I’ve been having conversations with some people, so we’ll see if that’s something we can tie together. I think it would be a blessing for American culture. It is really an against the odds story. You’re talking about guys with felonies on their records, you know what I mean? Not that that’s something to brag about, but that’s something to understand: When I was growing up they said that a black man in America would be dead or in jail by 25, especially if he doesn’t have a high school diploma. But we didn’t become the statistic. I think it’s important to understand that there is a way out; determination and focus can beat the odds.” (Billboard)
In September 2015, the Wu’s Ghostface Killah dished on the tell-all production.
“I mean, we’ve been talking about that years ago, you know what I mean? So I don’t know if brothers might get inspired from what they have seen. But we’ve talked about that before we even heard about N.W.A. was doing a movie. But you know how it goes, it’s timing, and you know, a lot of other stuff behind it,” Ghost said in an interview before being asked what actor he would like to play him. “I don’t really know. I told [Raekwon] I wanted to play me, you know what I mean? But I know I might not be able to play a younger Ghost or all the other sh*T like that, but I don’t even know. I swear I don’t know.” (XXL Mag)
Last summer, Wu-Tang’s Raekwon opened up to the idea of a Wu biopic coming together.
“When we make a Wu movie, bet your a** it’s gonna be serious because we gotta tell the truth. And I think that’s what I love about the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ movie is that they told the truth. When we do get to that level and it happens, it has to be the real story. It’s gonna be an interesting one, cause I said – [Wu head] RZA hit the lotto one day. He knew who he had, but he didn’t know what he had. So let’s keep it right there.” (Hot 97)