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Elijah Wood to Hit Puberty in New Comedy "The Late Bloomer"

Elijah Wood and director Randall Einhorn, collaborators on the FX series “Wilfred,” are coming together again for the big-screen comedy The Late Bloomer.

Based on the 2001 memoir “Man Made: A Memoir of My Body” by Ken Baker, Wood will star as a man who hits sexual maturity at age 30. As reported by Hitflix, the story will center around the changes that the mentally (but not physically) mature hero undergoes as he receives treatment for his unusual condition.

Einhorn will make his feature film debut (after having directed several episodes of “The Office” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) based on a script adapted by Joe Nussbaum (best known for the short film “George Lucas in Love”) and the comedy writing duo Paul Kaplan and Mike Torgrove (“George Lopez”, “Outsourced”).

Both Wood and Einhorn just wrapped up their second season of “Wilfred”, which will likely be picked up for another year. With production set to begin in January, The Late Bloomer is another film on Wood’s already full slate. Having already signed on to reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in the upcoming The Hobbit trilogy, the actor is currently in Spain shooting Grand Piano, a Hitchcockian thriller in which Wood stars as a concert pianist who finds a threatening note on his sheet music while on stage. Both The Late Bloomer and Grand Piano are his latest on-screen starring roles since 2008’s The Oxford Murders (his only other lead performances the last few years have been in voice work in the animated films Happy Feet, Happy Feet 2, and 9.)

And even though this is Einhorn’s first venture into the big screen, comedy fans should be confident in Einhorn’s abilities. In addition to directing all but three episodes in “Wilfred,” Einhorn also has episodes of “Modern Family,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “Parks and Recreation” under his belt. With all this optimism, we will be sure to provide more updates on this project.

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