Elijah Wood to Play Iggy Pop

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Former “The Lord of the Rings” star Elijah Wood will play Iggy Pop in The Passenger, a biopic of the legendary rocker, reports Variety. Ted Hope’s This Is That Productions and Traction Media are executive producing.

The movie, which follows Pop’s early years with his band the Stooges, will be directed by Nick Gomez (Drowning Mona) from a script by Eric Schmid.

The $6 million-$8 million “Passenger” is set to film in next six months and is scheduled for delivery by midsummer 2008.

Pop has “given his blessing” to the project but will not take part in it.

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