One of the major stars of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy is taking his first major TV role, reports TheWrap’s Box blog. [Note: we are having some trouble getting this link to work. If you cannot get to the story by clicking on the underlined section of the previous sentence, here’s the URL: http://www.thewrap.com/deal-central/blog-post/elijah-wood-starring-fxs-wilfred-18862]
Elijah Wood will star in the FX comedy pilot "Wilfred," the report says.The show is based on "a bizarre Australian series of the same title about a jealous boyfriend who keeps imagining that his girlfriend’s dog is just a man in a mutt’s costume," according to the article.
Wood will play the boyfriend, Ryan, while Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the Australian program, will play the dog, Wilfred. David Zuckerman is executive producing and wrote an adapted pilot script, the article says.