Duo set for San Francisco fest fete
Elijah Wood, Evan Rachel Wood to receive Midnight nodsThe 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival will hold its third annual Midnight Awards, honoring Elijah Wood and Evan Rachel Wood, on April 25 at the W San Francisco Hotel.
The event, taking the form of a late-night talk show hosted by author Beth Lisick, will include interviews with the two young actors and clips of their work before the presentation of the awards.
The Midnight Awards were created in 2007 to honor a dynamic young actor and actress entering the prime of their careers who have made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema and who bring intelligence, talent and depth of character to their roles. Previous honorees are Rose McGowan, Jason Lee, Rosario Dawson and Sam Rockwell.
Elijah Wood, who starred in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, recently lent his voice to Focus' animated film "9." He was last seen in "Oxford Murders" and "Paris, Je T'aime." He is making his first foray into producing, teaming with Anthony Moody and Rob Malkani's Indalo Prods. on an adaptation of Elliott Chaze's legendary noir novel "Black Wings Has My Angel."
Evan Rachel Wood most recently appeared in "The Wrestler," and her voice will be heard in the upcoming animated film "Battle for Terra." She next stars in the Woody Allen film "Whatever Works."