Still Rollin’: Fred Durst Developing Autobiographical Drama for The CW

Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit in 2011

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is developing a one-hour drama based on his life for The CW, reports TV Guide. The series will be called The Noise and 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 is acting as a co-executive producer on the script being penned by Miles Feld. Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producing through CBS TV Studios. The Tannenbaums are longtime executive producers of Two and a Half Men, so this thing actually has a pretty solid pedigree.

As Limp Bizkit’s popularity has continued to wane despite several comeback attempts and a recent collaboration with Lil’ Wayne (see below), Durst has expanded his interests into film and television. He has directed two theatrically-released features in 2007’s The Education of Charlie Banks and 2008’s The Longshots. I have to admit I’m rather intrigued, though I’m not sure The CW is the proper home for “8 Mile with guitars.” Sure, plenty of teenage girls have listened to Limp Bizkit, but none within the last decade or so.

If The Noise doesn’t go anywhere, it wouldn’t be Durst’s first failed attempt at TV stardom. Two years ago, he signed a deal for a CBS sitcom called Douchebag that would have seen him starring as a rock legend attempting to balance his home life and celebrity lifestyle.

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