Ol’ Dirty Bastard is getting the documentary treatment — and with the full backing of his estate — making it the first sanctioned project of its kind. A&E Network has greenlit a two-hour film with the working title Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The film will be co-directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Director Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI,Black Art: In The Absence of Light) alongside his son Jason Pollard (Get Me Roger Stone, Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The documentary will center on ODB’s solo career, from his first album release in 1995 until his untimely passing from a drug overdose in 2004. Charting his meteoric rise and heart-breaking fall, the film will look to interweave this modern narrative with looks back at his trauma-filled childhood to examine how it influenced the man and artist he would become."
"I am thrilled to tell the full story of my husband. With this documentary the world will learn about the son, the husband, the father and the artist,” said ODB's widow, Icelene Jones. “I’m proud of the team that we built, including Pulse, my producing partners Nicole Beckett and Messiah Jacobs at Four Screens, and our directing team, the Pollards.”