Fred Durst to Direct 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Starring Paul Walker

February 14, 2011
Source: THR

Fred Durst

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?

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I...fred comment.

Dave on Feb 15, 2011



norm on Feb 15, 2011


This actually sounds like a big bag of late '90s cliches, i think.

badeboom on Feb 15, 2011


Fred Durst isn't actually that bad a director. This could turn out sweet.

Japetto on Feb 15, 2011


The Education of Charlie Banks was surprisingly pretty good with fine turns from Eisenberg and Ritter. I'd be eager to see what more Durst can do. Yeah, this could be decent.

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011


if i didn't hate fred durst so much, i'd be interested. i have no problem with paul walker.

Pater Patrelli on Feb 15, 2011


Fred is a nice guy, but I haven't seen his movies yet. But I'm more longing for the new Limp Bizkit album.

Kamuro on Feb 15, 2011


oh shit wow Limp Bizkit lead a director i never knew that 😮

A5J4DX on Feb 15, 2011


The Education of Charlie Banks was a brilliant movie. I think Durst did a great job on it and say what you want about Walker but for someone with that big of a name working with a director that only has two movies and a hand full of music videos under his belt, there must be something him and his agents see in Durst. Hes also done a very well job acting.

alsdad19 on Mar 29, 2012

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