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Elijah Wood's set to star with canine companion

Thursday, 26th May 2011

A lucky pooch is set to tuck into some high-quality dog food after filming a TV series with Hollywood actor Elijah Wood.

The Lord of The Rings star is poised to star in BBC Three comedy Wilfred, which tells the story of a man who forges a strong relationship with his neighbour's dog.

Wood plays the role of Ryan, who struggles to find his true calling in life until he befriends special dog Wilfred, who appears to the star as a person and not an animal, and helps him find his place in the world.

The comedy series is based on an Australian series featuring Jason Gann, who also features in the new version of the show.

In an interview with Collider, Wood said he thought the premise was "weird" but claimed it was "very funny".

"I'd actually not heard of the original show before. It is bizarre, but I think that's why I fell in love with it so much," he said.