The drama Monogamy is a very real portrayal of a relationship on the brink, as it is faces the fear of commitment and the fantasy that reality can never live up to. Bored with his job as a wedding photographer, Theo (Chris Messina) forms a company where he is hired by clients to clandestinely snap voyeuristic photos of them, as they go about their daily lives. When a sexy exhibitionist (Meital Dohan) hires him, he quickly becomes obsessed with her, stalking her day and night, which threatens his relationship and impending marriage to Nat (Rashida Jones). As Theo is consumed with thoughts about his client, the couple are forced to face truths about their own issues and sex life at home.
At the film’s press day, actress Rashida Jones did this exclusive interview with Collider and talked about the attraction of playing such a challenging role, the importance of keeping the characters and story as real as possible, and working with an actor as committed to the work as Chris Messina. She also talked about where things are going for her character on her NBC comedy Parks & Recreation, reuniting with her Freaks & Geeks co-star Jason Segel for The Muppets, how much she loved working with Kermit the Frog, how she’s looking forward to doing a guest appearance on the upcoming FX series Wilfred (starring Elijah Wood), and her role in the upcoming comedy The Big Year, with Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Back in October FX picked up 13 episodes of an American remake of the Australian series Wilfred. The series follows Ryan (Elijah Wood) as an introvert who struggles to find social and professional happiness, until he meets Wilfred (Jason Gann, the show’s creator and star of the Australian version), a cross between an Australian Shepherd dog and Russell Crowe on a bender. Basically, while the world sees Wilfred as your everyday canine companion, Ryan sees him as a man dressed in a dog suit. In reality, Wilfred is Ryan’s alter-ego intent on pushing him out of his isolated shell after a failed suicide attempt. His love interest comes in the form of Jenna (played by Californication’s Fiona Gublemann) who is actually Wilfred’s owner.
I was wondering how this was going to work, and essentially, you just see a guy in dog suit doing thing’s that real canines do and it’s actually quite hilarious. It seems like it’s going to be a bit dark with comedy akin to Louie, the series featuring comedian Louis C.K. But don’t take my word for it. The series won’t premiere until June, but you can check out this first promo after the jump.
Later this year, viewers will get to see actor Elijah Wood making his leading debut on television in the unusual new FX television series Wilfred. The comedy is a remake of the Australian show of the same name, and it follows the life of a young man named Ryan (Wood), who is an introvert that struggles to find personal and professional happiness. Then, he meets Wilfred, his neighbor’s canine companion, who the rest of the world sees as an Australian Shepherd dog, but who Ryan sees as a man dressed in a dog suit.
While at the party to celebrate the Fox/FX portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Elijah Wood talked about this rather bizarre concept, his desire to work in comedy on television, how the season starts production in March and juggling this new project with the film roles he has lined up. He also shared some thoughts on his excitement about returning to Middle Earth, alongside director Peter Jackson, for The Hobbit, which he says is slated to start filming in February. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Back in the day, Elijah Wood starred in a big screen adaptation of the classic series Flipper. It’s hard to believe that the young actor would late become the people-mauling villain Kevin in Sin City, but there you have it. Now it looks like Elijah Wood is kind of going full circle with his career as FX announced today, via press release, he’s starring in the original comedy series Wilfred (a remake of the Australian comedy series of the same name) of which the network just ordered 13 episodes to air. The series will follow Ryan (Wood) as an introvert who struggles to find social and professional happiness, until he meets Wilfred (Jason Gann, the show’s creator and star of the Australian version), a cross between an Australian Shepherd dog and Russell Crowe on a bender. Confused? Hit the jump for a bit of clarification.