Elijah Wood to play Iggy Pop

Former Hobbit will portray the Stooge

Lord Of The Rings’ star Elijah Wood is set to play Iggy Pop in a movie about his life.

The biopic, entitled ‘The Passenger’, concentrates on Pop’s early career with The Stooges, and is set to begin filming within six months.

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

Pop recently reunited with The Stooges and the band are currently touring in support of their first album in over 30 years,

‘The Weirdness’.

The band will continue their outing with performances at festivals worldwide over the summer, including sets at Glastonbury in June and Lollapalooza in Chicago in August.

–By our New York staff.

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