If somebody had told you a decade ago that Fred Durst would be directing Ice Cube in an inspirational kiddie sports movie, how would you have responded?
Incredulity? Mockery? Resigned acceptance?
Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Limp Bizkit frontman is, indeed, planning to direct Ice Cube in "Comeback," an underdog sports movie about the first female player in Pop Warner history.
Scripted by "The Guardian" scribe Nick Santora, "Comeback" focuses on 11-year-old Jasmine Plummer, who brought her Illinois town together. Ice Cube will play the girl's uncle, a former high school star.
The project is, oddly, set up at Dimension Films with Doug Atchison ("Akeelah and the Bee") rewriting the script.
Durst's feature directing debut, the period drama "The Education of Charlie Banks," played at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring.
Ice Cube's recent acting credits include "xXx: State of the Union" and his two-film "Are We..." franchise.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times