Nabbing a great challenge in his bright career, Elijah Wood has snatched a coveted part to play legendary rocker Iggy Pop in "The Passenger", a biopic of the music artist that Ted Hope's This Is That Productions and Traction Media are executive producing.
Chronicles Pop's early years with his band The Stooges, pic reportedly is budgeted between $6 million-$8 million with Pop already "given his blessing" to it though he won't take any part in.
Filming is expected to begin later this year for a midsummer 2008 release under the direction of Nick Gomez who will helm based on script written by Eric Schmid. Gomez, a graduate of the prestigious S.U.N.Y. Purchase, most directed episodes of TV series like "Veronica Mars", "The Shield", and "Sleeper Cell."