Fred Durst is about to start “Rollin’,” for real.
The Limp Bizkit frontman will direct “Lords of Dogtown,” a feature-film adaptation of the current big-screen documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” which details the origins of skateboarding. Production is scheduled to start in late summer, according to Durst representatives at the Firm.
The nonfictional account tells the tale of a group of surfers who take their extreme moves to the street and then the world. What starts as a few dudes sliding around emptied, in-ground swimming pools evolves into a full-fledged sport worth millions of dollars in sponsorships and televised events such as ESPN’s X-Games.
Stacy Peralta, the skate legend who directed the “Dogtown and Z-Boys” documentary, has penned the script to “Lords.”
Although casting is yet to be completed, the filmmakers are looking for fresh faces to play the roles of Jay Adams, Tony Alva and Peralta. Contemporary pro skaters are also expected to land parts.
Over the last two years, Durst, who has directed more than 25 music videos for Limp Bizkit and other artists, announced his directorial involvement with three different feature films: “Runt,” “Life Without Joe” and “Wanna Be” (see “Durst May Work With Fincher On Mob Film” ). Production has yet to begin on any of the movies, though Durst reps expect “Lords” to be first on his docket.
Despite so many projects on his plate — and Limp Bizkit without a guitarist — Durst still plans to record a follow up to 2000’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (see “Durst’s New Flawless Signing Is Revolution-ary” ). No release date has been announced.
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