Ken Baker, Elijah Wood

Courtesy of Ken Baker

Congratulations, Ken Baker!

Our E! News chief news correspondent will be portrayed on the big screen by none other than Elijah Wood in the movie The Late Bloomer inspired by Baker's 2001 memoir Man Made: A Memoir of My Body.

The film follows the amazing true story of then-People magazine news reporter Baker, who found out at 27 that he hadn't fully experienced puberty, thanks to an undetected brain tumor. "But when the medical condition was removed, in several short, overwhelming weeks [he] did so," the filmmakers said in a release.

Baker tells us, "The movie will bring both heart and humor to what was a pretty rough chapter in my life. After getting to meet and hangout with Elijah recently, it's almost scary how perfect he is to take on the role!"

This Randall Einhorn-directed comedy is expected to go into production this January.

"The combination of Einhorn and Wood is exceptional, as we've seen with the success of Wilfred," said Maggie Monteith, president of Dignity Film Finance, which is producing the film. "I know that they will honor Baker's true story in a very entertaining way."

Baker's latest book, the novel Fangirl, hits bookstores on Tuesday.

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