Elijah Wood wanted the role of Bill.
Elijah Wood was reportedly considered for the title role.
Rob Reiner had cast wood as Jack (of Beanstalk fame) in a proposed screen version of Stephen Sondheim's witty stage hit musical.
Wood was originally cast as the titular Thumbsucker, but by the time funding was found he was 21 years old, and thus too old for the part.
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