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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

IMTA Alum Elijah Wood in 9!

IMTA alum Elijah Wood's animated feature film 9 is opening in wide release today!!! The film is directed by the famed Tim Burton. In addition to Elijah, the film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover and Martin Landau. It's a fantasy flick and follows a group of rag dolls trying to survive a post-apocalyptic existence.

Elijah got his start at IMTA in 1989 when he caught the eye of the famed superagent Al Onorato. He moved from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Los Angeles and booked his first roles in Paula Abdul's memorable video Straight Up and the feature film Back to the Future Part II. Elijah has starred in over 40 feature films in his career and is one of Hollywood's (and IMTA's!) most-loved actors! MTV Movies Blog reports that Elijah Wood will join the Oscar-Winning cast of The Experiment! Elijah joins Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker and Cam Gigandet in the remake of acclaimed 2001 German film.

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