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The saga of Martin Shkreli and The Wu-Tang Clan is getting the musical treatment

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Cartoon supervillain Martin Shkreli’s douchebag powers are about to increase exponentially as Fact magazine reports that an IndieGoGo page has been launched hoping to fund a “musical caper comedy” about the infamous drug CEO’s madcap adventures buying a ridiculously expensive one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album just so he could be the only one to listen to it (and, presumably, so he could take a picture with RZA).

But Shkreli won’t be the hero of the piece. (Not that it matters—Shkreli feeds on any form of attention, turning it into smugness like a Tinder-loving version of Parasite from the Superman comics.) Specifically, the musical will center on the since-disproven-but-still-really-fun rumor that Shkreli’s purchase of the album came with a caveat that it could legally be taken back, but only in a heist executed by members of the Wu-Tang Clan and/or Bill Murray.


True or not, that’s still a great premise for a story, and thus the musical Martin Shkreli’s Game: How Bill Murray Joined The Wu-Tang Clan will be staged this summer at New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival, regardless of the outcome of the IndieGoGo. (The campaign page states that the majority of funds raised will be used to pay the cast and crew.) Auditions are being held now for the roles of Skhreli, Murray, RZA, GZA, Ghostface Killah, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard—who is apparently alive in this alternate universe—so if you live in New York City (or Staten Island, for that matter) and are confident that your musical-theater abilities are nothing to fuck with, now’s your big chance, kid.

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