Variety reports that Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst will be directing the thriller Moose, which is set to star John Travolta. The film is written by Durst and Dave Beckerman, and is based on events from Durst's own life. Travolta stars as the titular character Moose, a crazed stalker who sets his sights on a world famous action hero, played by Devon Sawa. The obsession grows, eventually mutating his fixation into a desire to destroy the star's life.
This isn't Durst's first turn to directing: In 2007 he directed The Education of Charlie Banks, which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter, and in 2008 he helmed comedy sports film The Longshots featuring Ice Cube. He also directed most of Limp Bizkit's music videos.
Update: Durst took to Twitter to set the record straight on what his film is about, writing "This is the proper synopsis. Not sure who got the story mixed up in the press, but here it is. It's been 10 years in the making and now it's finally coming to life. Me and my partner David Bekerman wrote it. I'm directing. Cannot wait for you to see it."
See his synopsis below.
Follow @moosemovie for updates and behind the scenes from my new film Moose starting John Travolta, Devon Sawa, and Ana Golja. This is the proper synopsis. Not sure who got the story mixed up in the press, but here it is. It’s been 10 years in the making and now it’s finally coming to life. Me and my partner David Bekerman wrote it. I’m directing. Cannot wait for you to see it. I’ll @moosemovie updated to keep you in the loop.