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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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12:51PM on 10/02/2010
The Education of Charlie Banks was great! Durst is a good director. Jessie Eisenberg was also really good in that film.
The Education of Charlie Banks was great! Durst is a good director. Jessie Eisenberg was also really good in that film.
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3:22PM on 10/01/2010

Pleasant Surprise

Wow, I write this as I actually am listening to Old School Limp Bizkit. I just saw The Ed. of Charlie Banks the other night and was surprised to see Fred Durst directed it. Very interesting the path he's taken. I heard his Dad actually used to work for the FBI. I'll give him a chance.
Wow, I write this as I actually am listening to Old School Limp Bizkit. I just saw The Ed. of Charlie Banks the other night and was surprised to see Fred Durst directed it. Very interesting the path he's taken. I heard his Dad actually used to work for the FBI. I'll give him a chance.
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3:18PM on 10/01/2010
I should put The Education of Charlie Banks on my Netflix queue. And wasn't he trained by David Fincher for directing? And Durst if I'm also not mistaking is a huge Fight Club fan.
I should put The Education of Charlie Banks on my Netflix queue. And wasn't he trained by David Fincher for directing? And Durst if I'm also not mistaking is a huge Fight Club fan.
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1:03AM on 10/05/2010
Well yeah, he's got many references to it in his songs and all of the artwork on the album "Results May Vary" is FC inspired.
Well yeah, he's got many references to it in his songs and all of the artwork on the album "Results May Vary" is FC inspired.
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12:41PM on 10/01/2010
I'll have to check this out. The Education of Charlie Banks was a very well directed film (among its other qualities). I'm not a Limp Bizkit fan at all (aside from Korn and Deftones, I never got into the bands that followed in their wake during the "nu-metal" era), but as a film maker, I think he's got some talent and has a lot of potential.
I'll have to check this out. The Education of Charlie Banks was a very well directed film (among its other qualities). I'm not a Limp Bizkit fan at all (aside from Korn and Deftones, I never got into the bands that followed in their wake during the "nu-metal" era), but as a film maker, I think he's got some talent and has a lot of potential.
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12:15PM on 10/01/2010
Re-Arranged is a great song.
Re-Arranged is a great song.
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11:57AM on 10/01/2010
Didn't realize he was directing movies now - I'll have to check them out. "Education of Charlie Banks" has been on Netflix for a while now - maybe this weekend.

LB was actually a fantastic band for their first 2 albums, and then they went really wrong with their third. Was a real shame. 4th was a little better but their last one was the nail in the coffin for me.

They've always had really cool music videos though, for the most part (Boiler is awesome, even if you hate the song), so I'm
Didn't realize he was directing movies now - I'll have to check them out. "Education of Charlie Banks" has been on Netflix for a while now - maybe this weekend.

LB was actually a fantastic band for their first 2 albums, and then they went really wrong with their third. Was a real shame. 4th was a little better but their last one was the nail in the coffin for me.

They've always had really cool music videos though, for the most part (Boiler is awesome, even if you hate the song), so I'm glad to see he's making use of his talents in that field.

Mostly I'm just surprised that he didn't fall off the face of the planet like I thought he did.
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10:24AM on 10/01/2010
Keep Rollin Rollin Rollin!
Keep Rollin Rollin Rollin!
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8:18AM on 10/01/2010
The word's successful Film Director and Brett Ratner do not belong in the same sentence.
The word's successful Film Director and Brett Ratner do not belong in the same sentence.
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7:33AM on 10/01/2010
well I liked the longshots and thought it was pretty good, though not great. It was one of Ice Cubes better films. I guess we will see.
well I liked the longshots and thought it was pretty good, though not great. It was one of Ice Cubes better films. I guess we will see.
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7:14AM on 10/01/2010
I don't care what people think of Durst as a singer, but truth is, Charlie Banks is a very good film. Hopefully this will be just as good.
I don't care what people think of Durst as a singer, but truth is, Charlie Banks is a very good film. Hopefully this will be just as good.
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6:15AM on 10/01/2010

So

Now after all the years lead down to he wants people to think he actually got talent?
Now after all the years lead down to he wants people to think he actually got talent?
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