From Limp Bizkit to...The Longshots?
Posted 08.18.08 by reelz
Instances of artists finding success in both music
and film are increasingly common these days, but few are as baffling as
the case of Fred Durst. Best-known as the endlessly annoying frontman of Limp
Bizkit, the '90s "nu metal" band whose hits include the head-banging frat-house
anthem "Nookie," Durst has somehow successfully transitioned to a career as a
Hollywood director. His first studio effort,
The Longshots, an inspirational drama about the first girl ever to play Pop
Warner football, debuts this Friday.
That's right -- the one-time rocker whose on-stage
shtick included climbing out of a giant toilet during performances is now
directing family flicks. Perhaps not coincidentally, the film stars another crossover artist and one-time badboy, Ice Cube.
What do the critics (or "haters," as they're
known in the rap-rock parlance) think of Durst's studio debut? Hard to tell -- it appears that
The Longshots wasn't screened for critics.