A FRED DURST JOINT
Pop quiz. Fred Durst was hired to direct the Ice Cube vehicle The Longshots for which of the following reasons?
A) His understanding of African American life in modern society.
B) His incredible empathy for young girls everywhere.
C) His own personal knowledge of what it’s like to cross boundaries and achieve unthinkable goals against incredible odds when no one believed in you.
D) The guy who directed The Game Plan passed.
E) All of the above.
Ladies and gentlemen, without further delay, I give you the theatrical trailer for Fred Durst’s Ice Cube’s The Longshots, in theaters July 25:
By the way, Durst’s directorial debut, The Education of Charlie Banks, played here in NYC at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival – and it still has no release date (theatrical or otherwise) set in the U.S. or anywhere else in the world. Also, word around the campfire is that Durst was fired off The Longshots before production was completed. So, in other words, Durst’s film career is going really, really well.