RZA Cast In Porn Star Vanessa Del Rio’s Biopic

With his directorial debut The Man With The Iron Fists, the RZA put his stamp on the Hong Kong kung-fu epics of the ’70s, movies that RZA grew up absorbing at the grindhouse theaters in Times Square. Now, he’ll be in another movie that’ll address the other kind of movies that showed in those Times Square theaters. FACT reports that RZA will appear in an as-yet-untitled biopic about the Latina porn star Vanessa Del Rio, who had a long porn-star run from the mid-’70s to her 1999 retirement. The Colombian actress Zulay Hanao will play Del Rio, and Drea De Matteo and Taryn Manning will also star. According to IMDB, the movie “follows the wildly exhilarating life of the legendary adult film icon Vanessa del Rio, set against the backdrop of organized crime-controlled Times Square during the 70s & 80s.” That sounds like a pretty good movie!

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