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Elijah Wood to Star in FX Comedy Pilot

by Audrey Fine, posted Jun 29th 2010 6:48PM
Elijah Wood is having a good week.

First came the news that his movie, 'The Oxford Murders,' a festival favorite that has been looking for a distributor since 2008, will be released on Aug. 6. And now comes word that the 29-year-old actor will star in his first television series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wood, who hasn't appeared on TV since playing the Artful Dodger in a 1997 adaptation of 'Oliver Twist,' is set to star in a comedy pilot called 'Wilfred' for FX.

The show, based on the Australian hit of the same name, is about Ryan (Wood), a guy who must contend with his date's dog if he wants the relationship to progress. Jason Gann, who co-created the series and originated the role Down Under, will play Wilfred the dog, who appears to Adam as a guy dressed up in a really bad dog costume. The role of the girl/Wilfred's owner has yet to be cast.

The pilot, which is set to be shot this summer, is from a script by David Zuckerman ('King of the Hill') and will be directed by Randall Einhorn ('The Office').

Wood will next be seen on the big screen this September in 'The Romantics,' a rom-com co-starring Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel. He will once again voice the lead penguin, "Mumble" in the 3D sequel to 'Happy Feet,' which will be out in November 2011.

FX, with shows like 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and 'The League,' is delving deeper into the comedy realm, and has a new autobiographical sitcom, 'Louie,' based on the life of comic Louis C.K., premiering Tuesday at 11PM ET following the sixth (and final) season premiere of Denis Leary's 'Rescue Me.'

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wayne

Can anyone really separate him from LOTR in their minds. Its like watching a show with ed o'neil, He'll always be al bundy.http://www.articlesbase.com/supplements-and-vitamins-articles/proactol-reviews-is-proactol-a-scam-3020514.html

August 18 2010 at 4:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wayne

Can anyone really separate him from LOTR in their minds. Its like watching a show with ed o'neil, He'll always be al bundy.http://www.articlesbase.com/supplements-and-vitamins-articles/proactol-reviews-is-proactol-a-scam-3020514.html

August 18 2010 at 4:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt Huston

Its funny how Elijah Wood has not been on a tv show since before 2000. Seeing him on Fox will be a real treat for me because i am a big fan of Elijah Wood.
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July 06 2010 at 7:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Thomas Trumen

I bet Elijah Wood will do great in this tv show on fox. I can see him being in a comedic roll. Since he has not been stared on a television roll for a long time i believe this will help out his career a lot.
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July 06 2010 at 2:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TW Jackson

I think wood should also get some bigger movies, He desires more because he is a great actor.
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July 05 2010 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TW Jackson

I never new Elijah Wood was like 30 years old. I thought he was in his early 20's. I really liked him in lord of the rings. I cant wait to see him in this movie
Regards, TW Jackson

July 05 2010 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
johnalberty

i would like the link to the official website of Elijah Wood. and i also want the website to tell me when and where he's going to make appearances. Does he have a myspace?
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June 30 2010 at 1:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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