Elijah Wood is set for a role in 'Christmas On Mars'...

[a][/a] have asked ‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ star ELIJAH WOOD to appear in their forthcoming movie about the first Christmas on Mars.

As previously reported on NME.COM, vocalist Wayne Coyne is developing his first film, while taking time out from promoting the band’s new album ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’.

Wood told The Face magazine that he is also planning on taking a part. He said: “I went to see them in LA and they asked if I’d like to be in the movie and I said ‘YES!’. They were meant to be filming in November but they had to go on tour.”

In the film, Coyne wants to play a Martian, who people think is “this crazy guy who’s green”.