The Fanatic – USA, 2019 – overview

‘When the Hollywood dream becomes a nightmare…’

The Fanatic is a 2019 American horror thriller feature film directed by Fred Durst (from nu-metal band Limp Bizkit) from a screenplay co-written with Dave Bekerman based on autobiographical experiences. The movie stars John Travolta, Devon Sawa, Ana Golja and Jacob Grodnik.

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Plot:

An obsessed film fan nicknamed Moose stalks his favourite action hero and destroys the star’s life…

The Fanatic will be released in movie theaters on August 30, 2019. On-Demand and Digital releases follow on September 6, 2019.

Production:

The Fanatic had been due to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, however, the screening was cancelled when star John Travolta allegedly expressed reservations about director Fred Durst’s final cut of the movie. Reshoots were then apparently undertaken.

Cast and characters:

  • John Travolta … Moose – Carrie (1976); The Devil’s Rain
  • Devon Sawa … Hunter Dunbar – The Exorcism of Molly Hartley; 388 Arletta Avenue; Final Destination
  • Ana Golja … Leah
  • Jacob Grodnik … Todd
  • James Paxton … Slim
  • Josh Richman … Aaron
  • Jessica Uberuaga … Brenda
  • Marta González Rodin … Dora
  • Martin Peña … Julio
  • Kenneth Farmer … Dick
  • Elle Matarazzo … Agent
  • Jeff Chase … Security Guard

John Travolta, Ana Golja and Fred Durst on set

Filming locations:

Birmingham, Alabama

Technical details:

88 minutes
Rated ‘R’

Trivia:

The film was previously titled Moose.

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