Elijah Wood Joins Dog For FX Comedy Show ‘Wilfred’

June 30th, 2010 // 2 Comments

It’s certainly going to be weird seeing Elijah Wood doing comedy. I mean, I mostly consider or remember him from serious dramatic works, like The Good Son or The Ice Storm or those Tolkien movies that nobody saw.

The network is doing a U.S. remake of the hit Australian sitcom Wilfred. Have networks learned nothing from Absolutely Fabulous or Kath & Kim? The comedy isn’t the same. Everyone holds on to The Office as the one time a transplant worked and was successful.

The show revolves around a guy (Wood), a girl, and a mixed-breed dog named Wilfred, describes as “part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.” Jason Gann, who co-created and starred in the Aussie version, will once again play the title role which means that at some point the dog will become human. Huh.

God speed, Elijah!

By Justin Thompson
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  1. Duuh

    “…or those Tolkien movies that nobody saw…”

    Mmm, seriously? Not nice, noo, not at all ..

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