When last we reported on Running Scared-director Wayne Kramer’s Pawn Shop Chronicles, the picture had attached Paul Walker to star with Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst set to direct. That’s old news. What’s current is the casting of Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser and Vincent D’Onofrio in the dark comedy. The plot seems pretty much the same, which involves a local pawn shop in a small Southern town that is a link between a man searching for his kidnapped wife, two white-supremacist meth addicts and a down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator. Production on the Adam Minarovich screenplay is underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hit the jump for more casting news on Pawn Shop Chronicles.
by Jason Barr Posted: August 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm
Only one day removed from his third consecutive Emmy win, Bryan Cranston (TV’s Breaking Bad) is now attached to star in the mystery thriller The Grief Tourist alongside Michael Cudlitz (TV’s Southland). Per the press release, the film revolves around Jim Tahana, a troubled man whose hobby is retracing the footsteps of the serial killers who fascinate him. In addition to The Grief Tourist, Cranston is also appearing in a slew of upcoming films including: Nicholas Winding Refn’s (Bronson) Drive, Tony Kaye’s (American History X) Detachment, and another starring role in the thriller Leave.
The Grief Tourist is directed by Suri Krishnamma (New Year’s Day) and was penned by veteran actor Frank John Hughes (who also wrote the above mentioned Leave). Hit the jump for the full press release.