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Fred Durst Surprises Fans with Radical New Look Unveiled at Lollapalooza

Fred Durst Surprises Fans with Radical New Look Unveiled at Lollapalooza
'90s rock sensation and Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst recently appeared with a strange new look at the 2021 Lollapalooza music festival and has since been trending on the internet. Durst stepped on the stage rocking a head full of silver hair with a handlebar mustache and red aviators. It's the same look the singer teased his fans with on Instagram earlier last week. While many initially believed that Durst was trolling and wearing a wig or something, it turns out he wasn't. So far, it looks like those hair are his own and this weird new look is here to stay. You can check out the pictures below.

Fred Durst had been previously sporting a full beard and the signature backward baseball cap. His appearance has varied throughout the years, but this one takes the cake. And as expected, fans were caught by surprise at the controversial singer's latest transformation.
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Sobini Films, NAACP Team For Shields Green Biopic ‘Emperor’ Release; Freestyle Digital Acquires ‘The Real Exorcist’; Straight Up Films Tackling Youth Mental Health Crisis – Film Briefs

Sobini Films, NAACP Team For Shields Green Biopic ‘Emperor’ Release; Freestyle Digital Acquires ‘The Real Exorcist’; Straight Up Films Tackling Youth Mental Health Crisis – Film Briefs
Sobini Films, the production company behind soon-to-released Shields Green biopic Emperor, said it will donate $1 for every digital transaction during the first month of film’s release to the NAACP. Set for a digital release on August 18, via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the film is based on the inspiring journey of Green, an American freedom fighter who escaped from slavery and joined the raid on Harper’s Ferry, the key battle of the abolitionist movement which helped spark the beginning of the Civil War and alter the course of American history. “All too often vital narratives, such as Emperor, are left out of Hollywood and our history books,” said Robin Harrison, director, NAACP Hollywood Bureau. “The NAACP is inspired by this portrayal of a true American hero and grateful for the opportunity to put the proceeds from the movie to use in our modern-day fight against systemic racism and racial injustice.
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Kornél Mundruczó To Helm Feature About The Elephant Man From ‘Black Swan’ & ‘Transcendence’ Producers

Kornél Mundruczó To Helm Feature About The Elephant Man From ‘Black Swan’ & ‘Transcendence’ Producers
Exclusive: Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó has been tapped by Straight Up Films and Phoenix Pictures to direct a film about the life of Joseph Merrick, best known as The Elephant Man. The story will follow an unlikely love story between Joseph and the young woman assigned to his care at the Fawsley Hall Estate, where he’s been invited to experience nature and leisure in the final weeks of his life.

The Elephant Man was a popular stage play originated in 1970s London by Bernard Pomerance. Bradley Cooper starred as Merrick in the most recent 12-week theater revival, a performance that earned him a Tony nomination. David Lynch also adapted a 1980 film version starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins that picked up multiple Oscar noms.

Co-CEOs and founders of Straight Up Films Kate Cohen and Marisa Polvino will produce the latest feature adaptation with Shutter Island and Black Swan producer
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Review: In The Fanatic, John Travolta Wants To Break Stuff

Aside from fronting Limp Bizkit – that nu metal band most people don’t want to admit they moshed to in high school – Fred Durst has also branched out into directing indie films, first with the drama The Education of Charlie Banks (2007), then with the sports film The Longshots (2008), and now with psycho thriller The Fanatic, which he allegedly based on a real-life experience with a stalker. Judging from this movie, it must have left a mark. Sporting a ridiculous mullet, John Travolta plays Moose, a lonely film fan who idolizes horror movie star Hunter Dunbar. After...

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‘The Fanatic’ Film Review: John Travolta Gives Stalker Dementia a Bad Name In Trash-Heap Thriller

‘The Fanatic’ Film Review: John Travolta Gives Stalker Dementia a Bad Name In Trash-Heap Thriller
Write what you know, they say. But because Fred Durst once had a bad experience with a stalker, we now get the rank human patty that is the Limp Bizkit frontman and sometime director’s latest indulgence “The Fanatic,” a celebrity-terrorizing scenario that wants to be “Misery” but only creates misery.

Durst didn’t necessarily embarrass himself 10 years ago when he released his directorial debut, the admirably sensitive college drama “The Education of Charlie Banks”; he didn’t write the film, nor did his effort suggest hidden reserves of cinematic promise. “The Fanatic,” however, which Durst did have a hand in writing, is a brainless, exploitative folly which gives John Travolta free rein to mine the history of cringe-worthy autism portrayals for an offensively garish Frankenstein pantomime of unhinged obsession. It ultimately suggests this side-career of Durst’s should be well and truly snuffed out.

Travolta plays a childlike ultra-fan called The Moose,
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‘The Fanatic’ Trailer: John Travolta Is a Creepy Stalker in Fred Durst’s New Movie

‘The Fanatic’ Trailer: John Travolta Is a Creepy Stalker in Fred Durst’s New Movie
As two former teen idols, both John Travolta and Devon Sawa know a thing or two about obsessive superfans. The two pair up in “The Fanatic,” a dramatic thriller about a middle-aged man whose obsession with a celebrity action star becomes dangerously intense. Travolta recently made waves with an unhinged performance as New York City mobster John Gotti in 2018’s “Gotti,” directed by “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly. Now he’s working with another unexpected director: former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.

Per the official synopsis: “Moose is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa). When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah (Ana Golja), a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves,
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John Travolta Looks Unrecognizable As a Crazed Stalker in His New Thriller

John Travolta Looks Unrecognizable As a Crazed Stalker in His New Thriller
John Travolta is getting all kinds of crazy.

The 65-year-old actor sported a bloody new look for his upcoming film in which he stars as a rabid film fan.

Dressed in a navy jacket and blue T-shirt, Travolta had a bloody eye and closely cropped gray hair as the film’s director Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, looked at the camera over the actor’s shoulder.

The look is a far cry from how the bald hairstyle Travolta sported at the beginning of the year.

The film, which is titled Moose on IMDb, follows a film fan called Moose (Travolta
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John Travolta Gets Super Creepy in First Look at Fred Durst's The Fanatic

John Travolta Gets Super Creepy in First Look at Fred Durst's The Fanatic
John Travolta will soon star in the stalker movie The Fanatic from Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, and a photo of the actor in character has made its way online. Just recently retitled, the movie was originally intended to be called Moose, which comes from the name of Travolta's lead character. In addition to directing the movie, Durst co-wrote the screenplay with Dave Bekerman. Principal photography was completed in Alabama, and the project is currently in post-production. Vmi will be handling sales of the thriller, and a release date has yet to be set.

Apparently, Fred Durst was inspired to make The Fanatic based on his real-life encounter with an obsessive fan who began stalking him. In the movie, Travolta will be playing a cinephile named Moose, who's perhaps a bit too obsessed with action movie star Hunter Dunbar. What begins with stalking the celebrity grows increasingly more dangerous as
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John Travolta Plays a Rabid Movie Fan Stalking Devon Sawa in The Fred Durst Directed Film Moose

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is currently directing a new film in Alabama called Moose. The movie is inspired by a real-life story of a fan that was stalking Durst years ago.

John Travolta stars in the film as Moose, who is a "rabid movie fan obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero." That action hero is played by Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Slc Punk). "As Moose’s obsession grows stronger, his fixation turns from stalking to ambition of destroying the star’s life — a story inspired by a real-life fan who stalked Durst many years ago."

This sounds like it will be an interesting movie. This seems like a different kind of role for Travolta to take on and it's great to see Devon Sawa land a solid role in a movie!

Durst previously directed The Longshots and The Education of Charlie Banks, both of which were decent films,
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John Travolta and Fred Durst Team for True-Life Stalker Thriller Moose

John Travolta and Fred Durst Team for True-Life Stalker Thriller Moose
The strange and exciting news was delivered yesterday. Principal photography is now underway in Alabama on the new thriller Moose starring two-time Oscar nominee John Travolta with Limp Bizkit front man, Fred Durst directing for Ambi Media Group. Yes, you heard that right. Fred Durst and John Travolta are teaming up for a thriller.

Based on events from the life of Fred Durst, Moose was written by Durst with Dave Bekerman. John Travolta is playing the title character Moose, a rabid movie fan obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar, played by Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Nikita). As Moose's obsession grows stronger, his fixation turns from stalking to ambition of destroying the star's life. The story was inspired by a real life fan who stalked Durst many years ago. Durst previously directed the feature films The Education of Charlie Banks and The Longshots.

Principal photography is now underway
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Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst Is Directing A Thriller Where John Travolta Plays An Insane Stalker

Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst Is Directing A Thriller Where John Travolta Plays An Insane Stalker
Fred Durst, best known as the front man of rock band Limp Bizkit, has kicked off principal photography on his latest directorial effort “Moose,” which stars John Travolta in the lead role of a movie lover who turns into a crazy stalker.

“Moose” is written by Durst and Dave Bekerman and is based on Durst’s personal experiences dealing with a stalker years ago. Travolta’s titular character is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero (Devon Sawa of “Nikita”) and sets out to destroy his life when his fixation with him turns dangerous.

The film is shooting in Alabama and is backed by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group. “Moose” marks Durst’s third directorial effort following “The Education of Charlie Banks” and “The Longshots.”

“There certainly is no shortage of amazing Fred Durst stories to tell, but this one in particular is unequivocally cinematic in how it plays out,
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John Travolta starring in Fred Durst-directed Moose

Former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has kicked off production on Moose, a feature film which sees John Travolta leading a cast that also includes Devon Sawa, Jessica Uberuaga, Josh Richman and Jacob Grodnik.

Penned by Durst and Dave Bekerman, Moose reportedly follows rabid film fan who stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star’s life. Filming on the project is now underway in Birmingham, Alabama.

After directing a number of music videos for Limp Bizkit, Korn and Staind, Durst helmed his first feature in 2007 with The Education of Charlie Banks, and followed that up in 2008 with The Longshots.

Travolta will next be seen as mob boss John Gotti Sr. in the mafia biopic Gotti, and also has Speed Kills and Trading Paint incoming this year.

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Stan Lee Joins the Guest List for Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry,
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis February 2nd – 4th – Great Line-Up of Guests!

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con February 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, February 2nd, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday,February 4th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor
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The underappreciated films of Jesse Eisenberg

To salute the incoming arrival of American Ultra, we salute some underrated treats from Jesse Eisenberg's back catalogue...

When Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it made instant sense. Not because he was bald, not because he looks like or Gene Hackman or anything, but just because he’s one of those actors whose screen presence is so perfectly formed. You know exactly what they’re going for with their Luthor, just by Eisenberg’s name. It’s Mark Zuckerberg vs Superman, the supergod vs the awkward genius.

But that’s not the only big action movie he’s got coming up. First he’s going to be in American Ultra, a unique stoner/sci-fi mash-up where he stars alongside Kristen Stewart (it's released in the UK on September 4th). Eisenberg first really burst into our consciousness in 2009 and 2010, where
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Check Out This Fred Durst-Directed eHarmony Commercial

Check Out This Fred Durst-Directed eHarmony Commercial
Fred Durst: 43-year-old hat enthusiast, frontman of the rap-rock institution Limp Bizkit, George Michael cover artist, Young Money signee, and…eHarmony commercial director? Yup, it happened — please prepare to deal with it.

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Our first glimpse at Durst's special spin on the eHarmony brand (there will be three Durst-directed ads in all) features two adorable kids getting a little ahead of themselves in the romance department. Fortunately, eHarmony CEO Dr. Neil Clark Warren is there to get the youngsters
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The CW developing drama with Fred Durst

The CW network is developing an out of left field idea involving Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst. An hour long drama based on the life of Durst is currently in the works.

Titled The Noise, the show will chronicle the rise of a young artist in the 1990s who escapes a tumultuous home life and forms a wildly popular band with a unique sound. Durst will serve as co-executive producer on the script with Miles Feld writing. This is the second time Durst has tried to develop a series based on his life. CBS and Durst developed the sitcom Douchebag two years ago but it never went on to be a series.

Fred Durst is most known as the lead singer in the rock/rap band Limp Bizkit. They gained instant popularity with their singles "Nookie" and "Rollin'." Since then Durst has tried his hand in directing. He directed the
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11 Super-Surprising Director Credits

A whole mess of factors goes into what projects a director takes on. A young up-and-comer might be happy just to get his first directing credit, regardless of what it might actually be about. A director who's been around the block might pick up a project way outside of their wheelhouse just for the experience. And the promise of a couple bucks doesn't hurt, either.

In other words, sometimes you just can't pin a filmmaker down. Here are some rather odd and unexpected director-movie pairings.

1. Sidney Lumet, 'The Wiz' (1978)

Between "12 Angry Men," "Network," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Serpico," it's fair to call the late Sidney Lumet an all-time great. But considering most of Lumet's career was dedicated to crime and drama, "The Wiz," a musical "The Wizard of Oz" adaptation set in Harlem (and, later, Oz), is a definite oddball in his canon. Starring such powerhouses of African-American culture as Michael Jackson,
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Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser & Many More Tell 'Pawn Shop Chronicles'

Last year we heard that former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was looking to continue his low key career behind movie cameras (after directing The Longshots and The Education of Charlie Banks) with a dark comedy called Pawn Shop Chronicles starring Paul Walker. It sounded pretty outlandish following multiple interconnected stories centered around a missing wedding ring which leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator. But the project never came together, and now the film is in the hands of Wayne Kramer (Running Scared, The Cooler) with one huge ensemble cast. Though it doesn't sound like Paul Walker is involved anymore in the report from Deadline, plenty of names have surfaced in his place including Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Matt Dillon, Vincent D'Onofrio, Thomas Jane, Chi McBride, Lukas Haas, Pell James, Kevin Rankin, D.J. Qualls, Michael Cudlitz, Norman Reedus and Ashlee Simpson. That's quite
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Jesse Eisenberg Is Leaving ICM For CAA

Exclusive: Jesse Eisenberg is exiting ICM after more than a dozen years with the agent who helped put him in The Social Network which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination. ICM hoped it could hold him, but sources tell me he was surrounded by a bunch of CAA clients on his current film in production Now You See Me and “CAA started hitting on him and he’s buying the pitch”. ICM had even scheduled a dinner with the actor tonight but the bad news came down just now. The feeling inside ICM is that talent agent Joanne Wiles had repped Eisenberg “as well as can be” including “doing an incredible job getting him that part” as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. Among his pics have been The Squid And The Whale, The Education of Charlie Banks, Adventureland, and Zombieland. She also recently negotiated several “huge
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