Elijah Wood Becomes Iggy Pop

Elijah Wood is set to star as Iggy Pop in a biopic of the legendary rocker entitled “The Passenger” for Traction Media & Becker Intl. reports Variety.

The story follows Pop’s early years with his band the Stooges, and is to be helmed by Nick Gomez (“Drowning Mona”) from a script by Eric Schmid.

Pop has “given his blessing” to the project but will not take part in it. Shooting on the $6 million-$8 million budget project begins in the next six months for a release next Summer.