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Fred Durst gets back in the directing chair for the action/comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles

10.01.2010

Fred Durst, of rap-rock group Limp Bizkit, has in recent years - with mixed results - turned to film directing (THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS, THE LONGSHOTS). His latest venture, according to LA Times' 24 Frames, is an "ensemble action/black comedy" called PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES.

The film comes from screenwriting newcomer Adam Minarovich, and as 24 Frames puts it, "the idea is for an ensemble action/black comedy that those involved say emulates 'Pulp Fiction.' (In a nutshell, a missing wedding ring leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator.)"

Interestingly, the project comes financed by a new film production company called Mimram Schur - whose CEO and co-chairman Jordan Schur, the former president of Geffen Records - discovered and signed Durst back in the 90s. Here's what he had to say about the director:

"Fred is taking a path that's actually very well-traveled," Schur says of Durst, who in addition to two features has directed a number of music videos. "If you look at Brett Ratner or Marc Webb, there are a lot of very successful film directors who learned how to do it by taking the limited canvas of two or three minutes and presenting a compelling narrative."

PAWN SHOP CHRONICLES hopes to go into production early next year.
Extra Tidbit: Durst is currently on a Limp Bizkit "reunion" tour in Europe.

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