Roadshow Films, who will be releasing the film in Australia, announced that shooting commenced today of Pawn Shop Chronicles in Baton Rouge, Louisianna. Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz and Norman Reedus join the previously announced Paul Walker in the ensemble film directed by Wayne Kramer (The Cooler, Running Scared).
Jordan Schur, CEO and Co-Chairman of Mimran Schur Pictures, announced the start of production for Pawn Shop Chronicles. Jordan Schur, who oversaw the project from its acquisition as a script to securing its director and cast, will oversee production and is producing alongside, David Mimran, Paul Walker, Nick Thurlow and Steven Schneider. Adam Minarovich wrote the screenplay. Mimran Schur is financing.
Pawn Shop Chronicles is a dark comedy in the vein of Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski about a man searching for his abducted wife, a couple of white supremacist meth heads and a sad sack Elvis impersonator all linked through items sold or found in a small Southern town’s local pawn shop. Humor, chills and mayhem ensue.
“This is a superbly written mind-bender of a story that grabs you from the first line, and doesn’t let go,” stated Schur. “We are incredibly fortunate to have found Wayne Kramer to present it, and equally thrilled with the diverse and talented cast assembled.”
Mimran Schur Pictures, an independent production company, was co-founded by Jordan Schur and David Mimran in early 2009 for the purpose of producing exceptional films spanning all genres. The company’s first project was Stone, and MSP’s most recent production, Warrior, was co-financed with Lionsgate and was highly praised for its gritty portrayal of a broken family who take their frustrations out in the cage fighting ring.