As previously reported, actor gone record label head Elijah Wood, aka Frodo Baggins, will play the part of Iggy Pop in a forthcoming biopic documenting the muscular, sinewy rock star and his debauchery ridden life. And now the project has been issued a fitting title, The Passenger, coined from Pop's 1977 album Lust for Life, and is tentatively slated for a mid-summer 2008 release, Variety.com reports. Variety says Pop has given his blessing to the project but will reportedly not appear or aid its production.
Some credits for The Passenger: Nick Gomez (Drowning Mona) directs, Eric Schmid is the screenwriter, and the team behind the Ian Curtis biopic, Control, produces. Shooting for The Passenger will begin in the next six months, and with a time frame like that, it would be wise for Elijah Wood to drop to the ground and crank out at least 10,000 sit-ups and push-ups, like right now.
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