If you thought you were surprised to find that Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst had directed film called The Longshots, which actually wasn’t too bad, wait until you get a load of the trailer for his next film The Education of Charlie Banks. The flick stars Adventureland and The Squid and the Whale‘s Jesse Eisenberg as Charlie Banks, a college student who is forced to deal with some childhood issues when a bully from his high school (played by Jason Ritter) shows up in his dorm.
The film wreaks a bit of that generic melodramatic formula that we’ve seen countless times before, but it also shows some promise. Both Eisenberg and Ritter are capable actors and they are working off of a script from Peter Elkoff, who has spent years working on well-scripted shows such as Six Degrees and Ugly Betty. I will be interested to see what all of you think of the trailer in the comment section below.
The Education of Charlie Banks currently has no official release date. It played at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007, and will likely find limited release or a DVD run later this year.