English movie badboy Danny Dyer has slammed producers of forthcoming soccer film THE YANK for casting Elijah Wood as a hooligan.

The MEAN MACHINE star also plays a thug in Brit film FOOTBALL FACTORY and is horrified to hear the Lord Of The Rings actor has been cast in another sports movie.

Dyer fumes, "A hobbit pretending to be a hooligan?

"He's WEST HAM (east London soccer team) in it. That's what p***ed me off.

"A hobbit with big, hair feet running with the ICF? For f***'s sake, that's just gonna be laughed out of the cinema."

03/06/2004 21:02