Wayne Kramer (Running Scared, The Cooler) is developing a dark comedy called Pawn Shop Chronicles, and he's been able to pull together a hell of a good cast that includes Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz, and Norman Reedus.
They all join Paul Walker, who is starring in and producing the film, which follows "a man searching for his abducted wife, a couple of white-supremacist meth heads and a sad sack Elvis impersonator all linked through items sold or found in a small Southern town’s local pawn shop." This sounds like it could be a pretty wild movie. Producer Jordan Schur had this to say in a statement,
This is a superbly written mind-bender of a story that grabs you from the first line, and doesn’t let go. We are incredibly fortunate to have found Wayne Kramer to present it, and equally thrilled with the diverse and talented cast assembled.
This is a hillbilly Pulp Fiction, fast-moving and action-packed. It's also very funny. It's got all these elements to really pack a punch.
Fred Durst was attached to direct the movie at one point, but I guess that didn't really work out. I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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