In his 2021 memoir From Staircase to Stage, Raekwon shared that DiCaprio was interested in being a part of a Wu-Tang Clan biopic, which RZA shut down due to being in talks for a multi-season series. The project eventually became Wu-Tang: An American Saga, which lasted for three seasons on Hulu from 2019 to 2023.
“He talked about his production company and all the directors he thought might do a great job—and these were big names and people he’d worked with,” Raekwon recalled about meeting with DiCaprio in Brooklyn. “He was super open to the idea, and after that meal, he had his production company executives reach out to me.”
Raekwon added that RZA met with DiCaprio’s team, and although he saw the actor “playing a role,” it would never come to fruition.
“I could tell [RZA] wasn’t going to agree to do it, and my instincts told me why: My guess is that he was already in bed with a production company, deep into developing the scripted series for TV, even though none of us had signed off on it,” Raekwon said.