In one of the most unexpected pairings we’ve heard of since Tame Impala and ZHU, it has been revealed today that Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is currently in the process of directing a new movie starring none other than John Travolta.

As Variety reports, production has already begun on Moose, a film apparently based on real events from Durst’s life.

Written by Fred Durst and Dave Bekerman, John Travolta stars as the title character, a dedicated movie fan who becomes obsessed with his favourite action star (played by Devon Sawa), until he begins to stalk his idol, eventually destroying their life.

While it sounds an awful lot like a loose retelling of Misery, the events that the film is based on apparently happened to Durst himself, when an obsessive fan began following him many years ago. While little else is known about the film yet, shooting is apparently taking place as we speak in the US state of Alabama.

Of course, this isn’t Fred Durst’s first foray into the world of film-making, with the Limp Bizkit rocker having previously directed the Jesse Eisenberg-starring The Education of Charlie Banks in 2007, and 2008’s The Longshots, which starred Ice Cube.

If you’re keen on seeing Fred Durst in a non-directorial role (y’know, as a musician), don’t forget that Limp Bizkit are set to descend upon Aussie shores in just a matter of days for the inaugural Download Festival in Melbourne, and a couple of sideshows around the country.

Check out Limp Bizkit’s ‘Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)’:

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Limp Bizkit Australian Tour 2018

With special guests Of Mice & Men and Ocean Grove

Tuesday, March 22nd
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Live Nation

Sunday, March 25th
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Live Nation

Tuesday, March 27th
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Live Nation

Also appearing at Download Festival Australia

Saturday, March 24
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC (LIC/AA)
Tickets on sale now

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