1 October 2012 6:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings, Wilfred) is set to play the lead role in the new comedy feature film The Late Bloomer from Dignity Film Finance (Dff), it was announced today by the producers. Jesse Israel of Ineffable Pictures, Heidi Jo Markel of Eclectic Pictures will produce and Dff President Maggie Monteith, will executive produce and finance the film.

Expected to go into production in January 2013, Monteith produces the film with Jesse Israel, Markel and Brent Emery, (Coup d'Etat Films). Raphael Kryszek, Ineffable Pictures' founder, is also executive producing.

International sales agent Cargo Entertainment, led by Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin and Mark Lindsay is on board to handle International distribution rights to the film and will introduce The Late Bloomer to overseas buyers at Afm in November.

Directed by Randall Einhorn (FX's Wilfred, NBC's The Office), The Late Bloomer is based on the 2001 acclaimed memoir Man »

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