Famed “Hobbit” actor, Elijah Wood, has signed on to star in a new comedy titled “The Late Bloomer,” which is set to be helmed by “Wilfred” director/executive producer Randall Einhorn.
The film will be based on the 2001 non-fiction book “Man Made: A Memoir of My Body” by Ken Baker, and centers on a 30-year-old (Wood) who discovers he never completed puberty. When the medical condition preventing him from reaching full physical maturity is resolved, he’s forced to deal with the rapid changes that result.
Sounds like pure comedy, if you ask us!
The book was adapted for the screen by Joe Nussbaum (“George Lucas in Love”) and the writing team of Paul Kaplan and Mark Torgove (“George Lopez,” “Outsourced”). Production is expected to begin in January 2013.
Fans of The Shire will get a kick to learn that Wood recently reprised his role (albeit in a smaller capacity) as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s upcoming “Hobbit” trilogy. But Wood has other films on his plate that include the Wayne Kramer action-comedy “Pawn Shop Chronicles” opposite Paul Walker and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), and the remake of the 1980 slasher film, “Maniac,” which is expected to hit theaters early next year.