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Well, Elijah does have a twinkle of crazy in his eyes ...

Tbdwood051807 Elijah Wood made his name playing a teensy little hobbit, but now he’ll try his hand at playing a larger-than-life character. Variety reports the actor will star as Iggy Pop in The Passenger, a biopic following the gaunt growler’s early years with the Stooges.

Pop will not lend a hand in the $8-million budgeted flick, but has “given his blessing” to the project, the trade paper says. And they’ll need the rocker’s blessing, since Elijah Wood is about as gaunt and surreal as that bird Woodstock from Peanuts. But who knows? Maybe he can pull an American History X-style Edward Norton turnaround ...

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:12am]


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