Thursday, June 23, 2011

Elijah Wood Stars in FX Comedy Series "Wilfred"

Elijah Wood stars with Jason Gann in FX�s new comedy series �Wilfred�.

The "Lord of The Rings" star takes the role of Ryan, a suicidal lawyer who sees his neighbor�s pet as a man in a shaggy-dog outfit.

It�s extremely funny but it�s also coming out of a very real place.� Wood told The Hollywood Reporter, adding �It made me laugh and also presented the opportunity to do comedy, which I�d never really done before. You�re always looking for a challenge and something different and new, so it was just an avenue that I�d never traveled down. I think I was just excited to see what would become of that.�

The series is based on 2002 short film and subsequent Australian hit series by the same name and topbilled by co- creator/actor Jason Gann as Wilfred.

Wilfred is a foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, bong-loving flea bag who decides to be Ryan�s life coach � possibly to keep him away from his owner, the beautiful Jenna (Fiona Gubelmann).

He aims to awaken Ryan�s animal instincts, but his schemes invariably get Ryan into trouble with the law.

He coerces him into breaking into the neighborhood bully�s (Ethan Suplee, �My Name is Earl�) home and stealing his pot plants.

Then each of them takes a dump in his boot.

"Wilfred" premieres Thursday at 10 p.m. on FX.

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