As his character Frodo Baggins gets closer to the dark mountains of Mordor in “The Two Towers,” Elijah Wood is headed for “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
Wood, who co-toplines the second leg of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has been set to star in the film alongside Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson and Mark Ruffalo.
The Focus Features drama is being directed by Michel Gondry from a script by Charlie Kaufman, who just picked up a Golden Globe nom for “Adaptation” and scripted Gondry’s helming debut, “Human Nature.” Shooting will begin next month in New York.
The film revolves around a failed couple, played by Carrey and Winslet, who attempt to rekindle their romance through a revolutionary treatment that erases painful memories from the human brain. Wood plays a technician who implements the treatment. A shrink (Wilkinson), his receptionist (Dunst) and the techs (Wood and Ruffalo) have motivations that come into play when the couple tries to undo the treatment.
Wood is repped by WMA.