Elijah Wood has landed the human male lead in FX’s Americanization of “Wilfred,” the Australian hit created by Jason Gann that will retain Gann as the titular dog.
David Zuckerman, who wrote the adapted pilot script and serves as executive producer, describes Wilfred as a comedy “about a guy, Ryan (Wood), the girl next door, and mixed-breed dog, Wilfred (Gann), who is part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.” [Deadline]
Before “Wilfred” came to America, I featured the show here when an article said that the show was “peppered with profanity, full-frontal nudity and jokes about rape.” So that’s all good. Check, check, and check.
I’m not sure about ol’ Frodo, though. I don’t have anything against him per se, but I have a hard time liking tiny, waifish men. He’s like a miniature, less-douchey Tobey Maguire. He’d be great as Spider-Girl.
(original image at bohemea)