This year we'll get to see Fred Durst'sThe Education of Charlie Banks, and now we've got word on his next picture, as he aims to become the next in the line of "real directors" like Scorsese and Coppola. I've been dying to see Banks since I learned that two of its stars were Eva Amurri, who was absolutely excellent in Saved!, and Jesse Eisenberg, who was great in my beloved indie flick Roger Dodger. Variety gave the first flick a pretty solid review, so Durst might be onto something, even though it's hard to think of the Limp Bizkit front-man as a snappy new director. Now Varietyis reporting that his second film will be a true-story sports drama called Comeback.

Ice Cube is going to star in and produce Comeback, which is based on the achievements of Jasmine Plummer -- an 11-year-old quarterback who brought her team to the Pop Warner tournament and became the first female to play in it. Cube will play the girl's uncle, who mentors her as she becomes the first gal quarterback. Prison Break writer Nick Santora adapted the story, and Akeelah and the Bee scribe Doug Atchison is currently whipping up a rewrite. I have to say that I'm impressed to see Durst picking some solid and serious fare to prove himself as a director. His first directorial effort has a great cast, and neither story is closely linked to his music roots, which helps to separate him from his past work.
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