Titled Moose, the thriller is co-written by Durst and sees Travolta portraying “a rabid movie fan obsessed with his favourite celebrity action hero, portrayed by Devon Sawa”.
According to Variety, the titular character’s obsession “grows stronger, his fixation turns from stalking to ambition of destroying the star’s life”.
The movie is said to have been inspired by the real-life story of a fan that once stalked Durst.
Principal photography is currently underway in Alabama. No release date has yet been set.
Durst previously directed the films The Education of Charlie Banks, which starred Jesse Eisenberg, and The Longshots, starring Ice Cube.
Last year, Durst paid tribute to late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and said that nu metal would never have “affected so many lives” without him.
“He had a way of making anyone he spoke to feel heard, understood and significant. His aura and spirit were contagious and empowering,” Durst told Variety.
He continued: “If it weren’t for him and his voice and his words, this genre would never have reached the masses and affected so many lives.”
Durst also praised Bennington as a person, adding: “He would go out of his way to make sure you knew he truly cares. He was always the one projecting light on the shadows.”