ICYMI: Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst has written and directed a movie and it stars Vincent Vega himself, John Travolta.
Durst’s flick is a horror-thriller called The Fanatic (originally entitled Moose — here it is on IMDb) and it’s based on a traumatic event from his own life that saw him stalked by a crazed fan.
The nu-metal legend co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Dave Bekerman and he also directed the whole thing himself.
Travolta is playing the character “Moose”, described as “a rabid movie fan obsessed with his favourite celebrity action hero”, while said ‘hero’ is being played by 90’s heartthrob Devon Sawa (whom you may know best as ‘Stan’ from Eminem’s iconic ‘Stan’ music vid — bit of a role reversal there!)
“As Moose’s obsession grows stronger, his fixation turns from stalking to ambition of destroying the star’s life,” film rag Variety explains re: the film’s plot.
TIL: this isn’t Durst’s directorial debut either — he’s got two other feature films under his belt, 2007’s The Education of Charlie Banks (starring Jesse Eisenberg) and 2008’s The Longshots, starring Ice Cube.
He also directed the music video for that Staind song, ‘It’s Been Awhile’ & Korn’s ‘Falling Away From Me’.
Yep. The trailer for the ‘Rollin’ tunesmith’s new movie has dropped this week, featuring one very creepy John Travolta, who interestingly told TMZ that working with Durst on The Fanatic was “maybe my favourite experience I’ve had” #nawwwww
There’s no Aussie release date yet, but the flick is due to hit US cinemas on August 30.
Watch the trailer below.