By MIKE LARKIN
Eyes front: Elijah Wood certainly seemed to be enjoying standing next to Nastassja Kinski at the premiere of Maniac in Cannes
He is getting set to reprise his career defining role role as Frodo Baggins for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
But that seemed to be the furthest thing from Elijah Wood's mind as he got to grips with his saucy co-star Genevieve Alexandra at the premiere of Maniac in Cannes yesterday. He certainly seemed taken by the svelte actress' blue dress as they stood on the red carpet at the French film festival.
The pint-sized actor brutally beats her with a brick in the horror slasher movie, which is a remake of the cult 1980 favourite.
But there was no animosity between the two, and they posed with arms round each other as they made the most of their appearance together.
Arm-in-arm: She could not resist putting her arm around the Lord of the Rings hunk as they posed for pictures
Elijah, 31, looked dapper in a black suit and smart shoes, though he played Russian roulette in the fashion stakes by appearing without a tie.
His model co-star, who previously appeared as the propeller girl in Piranha, looked great in her blue dress, which she playfully paired with purple platforms.
Dapper: The movie star looked smart in his suit, shirt and trousers but he took a risk by going tieless
Getting Shire: Elijah withdrew his arm so he could check his mobile phone messages as they waited for the screening
Single Elijah was certainly in demand as they had their pictures taken, with his fruity flame-haired co-star Megan Duffy also squeezing in for a picture with the A-lister.
But they were not the only glamorous women in attendance at the event.
For Nastassia Kinski, who famously starred in two hit erotic films, looked fantastic at 51 as she posed in a silky royal blue number.
Elijah stars as a a mentally disturbed man who lives with his mother into his adulthood.
Soon after her death he goes on a killing spree, murdering innocent young woman and scalping them.
Lucky boy: His other co-star Megan Duffy also insisted in getting up close and personal with the star for a photo