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John Travolta Plays A Terrifying Stalker In New Movie The Fanatic

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John Travolta Plays A Terrifying Stalker In New Movie The Fanatic

Following on from San Diego Comic Con, there have been almost too many trailers to keep up with. The most recent is for The Fanatic - and we get our first proper look at an almost unrecognisable John Travolta.

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Featuring a bowl cut that would fit the streets of any hipster neighbourhood, Travolta portrays a stalker - obsessed with movie star Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa).

At first it seems that the dorky looking fan is dazzled by Dunbar, begging for an autograph and taking selfies outside his house.

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But innocence soon turns to menace as Moose (Travolta) transforms into a violent stalker.

John Travolta stars as Moose. Credit: Quiver Distribution
John Travolta stars as Moose. Credit: Quiver Distribution

When Moose is denied the chance to meet his hero he enlists the help of a paparazzi pal called Leah (Ana Golja) to find where Dunbar lives. As you do...

Fred Durst has directed and co-written the film which is his first full-length feature since The Longshots. The Fanatic is inspired by real life events in the life of the Limp Bizkit singer.

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The official synopsis reads: "Moose is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favourite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar. When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah, 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, and while harmless at first, Moose's actions begin to take a dark turn as his obsession grows stronger. As the visits continue to escalate, Hunter Dunbar finds himself in increasing danger."

Moose asks his paparazzi friend, Leah, to locate his idol. Credit: Quiver Distribution
Moose asks his paparazzi friend, Leah, to locate his idol. Credit: Quiver Distribution

Back in April last year, 65-year-old Travolta was seen donning the Hawaiian shirt and board shorts combo while filming a scene on Hollywood Boulevard.

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A picture posted to Instagram also revealed Travolta covered in blood and with what looks like a serious eye wound. Ouch.

In a recent interview with TMZ, Travolta spoke about how much he has enjoyed his time working with the Limp Bizkit frontman, who has directed two other films before this one.

Travolta pictured with a wound to his eye. Credit: Instagram
Travolta pictured with a wound to his eye. Credit: Instagram

Travolta said: "He's so generous, and such an artist and he allowed me to create a character that no one else would allow. I mean, it's really a wild character and I felt very free to do that.

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"I had great ideas and he had already edited this film in his imagination, so he knows how he's going to put it together, so he knew how to let me free within a boundary."

He also described the film as having been 'maybe my favourite experience I've had'.

The film is due to be released on 30 August later this year.

Featured Image Credit: Quiver Distribution

Topics: Entertainment, John Travolta, TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd
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