Elijah Wood to play Iggy Pop

Hobbit gets lust for life

Reader poll We're not sure quite what to make of this, but according to Variety, Hobbit Elijah Wood is to play Iggy Pop in a forthcoming biopic entitled The Passenger.

The $8m project - slated for release in 2008 - will follow Pop's early career with The Stooges. Nick Gomez of Drowning Mona, er, fame will direct from a script by Eric Schmid.

Oh, alright then, we do know what to make of it. Elijah Wood? Nah. Accordingly, we ran a list of 10,000 possible candidates through a complex suitability algorithm and now offer readers the chance to vote for the person who really could pull off Pop, as it were. Once the final result is in, we'll make our findings known to the production company:

Iggy Pop? What about...

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