If Elijah Wood can actually pull off playing Iggy Pop, just give him an Oscar, I say, because I honestly can’t see it happening. I do admire him for trying, but this isn’t Heath Ledger as the Joker territory (or even Hayden Christensen as Bob Dylan, etc). We’re talking about the Godfather of Punk here and even the man himself is opposed to the project. “They can wait for me to be dead,” Pop said in later March. “F*ck you, I won’t do your biopic promo.”
Though Wood is perhaps unfazed by Pop’s objections, he is not unafraid: “I think that the [Iggy Pop biopic] project will see the light of day,” Wood told Nylon. “I’m really excited about it, it just scares the sh*t out of me.”
Trust me, Frodo, we’re all a bit scared about this one.