Fred Durst to Direct 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Starring Paul Walker
If you haven't seen The Longshots or The Education of Charlie Banks, then you may not be aware that Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst became a film director. Now the rocker turned filmmaker has landed his next project as THR reports the European Film Market has seen the unveiling of Pawn Shop Chronicles, a thriller which Durst will direct. In addition Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious, Running Scared) will star in the film which has multiple interconnected stories centered around a missing wedding ring which leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator. That sounds like a big bag of crazy to me.
Jordan Schur of Mimran Schur Pictures is producing and he calls the project, "a hillbilly Pulp Fiction." He also says the script is "fast-moving and action packed. It's also very funny. It's got all these elements to really pack a punch." Actor Adam Minarovich ("The Walking Dead") is behind the script, and the actor turned writer apparently spent some time working in a pawn shop in North Carolina at some point in his life. The project is on track to start production in Michigan this spring. If I didn't hate Paul Walker so much and see this as Fred Durst's retread of Snatch, then I might be slightly more interested. What do you think?