The Boy at SXSW Film Festival

The Boy produced by SpectreVision owned by Elijah Wood, Josh C. Waller, Daniel Noah is set to be at SXSW Film Festival. Elijah is rumored to attend.

It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship – setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. THE BOY is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.

Source: SXSW

Elijah Wood Joins Nicolas Cage in Cop Thriller ‘The Trust’

Elijah Wood is teaming up with Nicolas Cage to star in The Trust, a cop thriller being directed by Alex Brewer. Cage and Wood will play two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe while working in the evidence unit of the police department. When they try to abscond with the contents, they are faced with even more corruption that leaves them fighting for their lives and questioning their every move.

Jack Huston was originally earmarked for the role Wood is taking. Benjamin Brewer and Adam Hirsch co-wrote the script. Production just began in Las Vegas. Braxton Pope and Molly Hassell are producing. Wood recently wrapped shooting The Last Witch Hunter, a Vin Diesel action movie directed by Breck Eisner. Cooties, Wood’s horror comedy from Sundance 2014, is due to be released later this year.

Source: THR

Elijah Wood’s Life as a DJ With Zach

Elijah Wood’s Life as a DJ With Zach

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Digging through the comprehensive selection at New York City’s A1 Records, a treasure trove of vinyl excellence, Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie are enthusiastic to talk about their love of music.

For nearly three years, the duo have been DJing various events under the name Wooden Wisdom and decided to kick off a tour this year, spanning nine dates throughout North America and Europe.

Surrounded by music for his entire life, Wood, perhaps best known for his roles in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Wilfred,” initially began their foray as DJs as a hobby 15 years ago.

For him, Wooden Wisdom serves as a positive creative outlet and energizing medium that fills a certain space that acting does not.

Along with Cowie, who has worked with an impressive variety of record labels and artists, both personalities suitably compliment each other due to their aligned musical interests.

Wood and Cowie share an encyclopedic knowledge of the art of music, with their vinyl DJ sets serving as a sonic odyssey covering sounds from around the world. Though their audience probably does not recognize most of the artists that they play, it certainly doesn’t stop their fans from dancing and having fun.

First off, how did you guys meet?

Elijah Wood: We met through mutual friends, fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, whom Zach has DJ’ed for at their after-parties and has done their show music for the last four years, we met at one of their after-parties he was DJ’ing. I had my iPod with me and I think either Kate or Laura were like “You should go introduce yourself to Zach and play songs off your iPod!” and I was like “I don’t know, he’s already holding it down!” But the thing I noticed all night that really made an impression on me was everything he was playing. I kept thinking, “That’s stuff that I would play!” Our music taste was really similar and varied. Anyway, long story short, we played that night one-for-one, iPod to records, and we kind of ended up crossing paths again through Bushmills. I ended up doing this campaign for them and [Zach] got hired to do the DJ’ing for the launch event for it. Unbeknownst to me, he had already gotten hired, I had put him up for it and [said to Bushmills], “You should get Zach Cowie, he’s really good!” So, we ended up DJ’ing again through that and just realized that we liked playing music together. It happened really organically.

Source: ABC News

Lord of the Rings: Let it go Parody

Sean Astin, who played the role of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, has seen it and even tweeted about it! You can view his tweets here.

SUMMARY:
Middle-Earth has Frozen over in The Lord Of The Rings: Let it Go Parody by The Hillywood Show®! Follow the hobbits, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, on their journey to destroy The One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. Through the eyes of Samwise the brave, The Hillywood Show® brings you a magical tribute to Peter Jackson’s memorable trilogy in an unforgettable, precious way. Once it’s taken a hold of you, you’ll never want to let it go. This is One Parody to rule them all.

FUN FACT: In 2003, Hilly Hindi won a trip to New Zealand where she interviewed the cast and crew on the red carpet at the Return Of The King premiere, including Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom + more. That win inspired her to continue filmmaking and is just one of the reasons on how The Hillywood Show® was born in 2006.

Peter Jackson gets his star

The three-time Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker was presented with his own star in a prime position on the famed sidewalk.

“It was 1974 and 40 years ago, I walked along the street and looked at these stars and never, ever in my wildest dreams thought I would ever find myself here today to receive a star,” Jackson told a crowd of fans, film executives and stars of his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

Underlining his importance to the Hollywood film industry, Jackson received prime real estate on Hollywood Boulevard.

His star is located outside the home of the Academy Awards ceremony, the Dolby Theatre, and sits near those of A-listers Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg.

Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy books, have taken almost $US5 billion at the global box office, with the final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, opening this week.

Other stars and key players from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies attending the star ceremony were Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Jackson’s producer wife, Fran.

Souce: Stuff.co.nz

The New Potato Interview

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Thanks to Elijah Wood’s facebook, he posted a new article. Photos were taken at Mother Dough, a restaurant based here in Los Angeles.

When we asked Elijah Wood for restaurants he’d like to be photographed at in Los Angeles, he took some time to decide. The actor is a foodie at heart, and after much deliberation decided to take us for Neapolitan pizza in LA at Mother Dough, his favorite.

Wood’s most recent project, a thriller called Open Windows, was released this past Friday, and us fantastical potato-heads of course couldn’t help but still be starstruck by the lead of the Lord of The Rings trilogy. After wrapping up Wilfred, Wood has a number of projects in the works, one being eating his way around LA – and the rest of the world (he was off to Istanbul the day after we sat down with him). Peruse the interview for his favorite food haunts, LOTR memories, advice from Peter Jackson and pre and post shoot habits…

From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

There are so many different combinations that I could choose that would make for an ideal day of eating. I’ll choose one city: Austin, Texas.

Breakfast: Breakfast taco with chorizo.

Lunch: Smoked Duck Pastrami sandwich from Noble Sandwich.

Dinner: Ramen Tatsu-Ya, where I’d order a Munchie Katsu Slider (I dream of this) and Tonkotsu Original ramen with a Spicy Bomb.

A pre and post shoot habit that hasn’t changed since your LOTR days…

I don’t really tend to have a strict habit that I stick to before and after shooting. Pre shooting tends to be about preparation. Post shooting, once home, I become a bit hermetic for the first few days to decompress from the experience.

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