Elijah Wood cast in "The Last Witch Hunter"

August 5th, 2014

Elijah Wood has joined the cast of 'The Last Witch Hunter'.

The eagerly-awaited supernatural action movie will feature Vin Diesel and Michael Caine, and it has now been revealed that Wood - star of 'Lord of the Rings' - will also appear in the flick.

The film - which also stars 'Game of Thrones' actress Rose Leslie - centres on an immortal witch hunter, played by Diesel, who joins forces with a witch to stop New York City's covens from releasing a plague.

'The Last Witch Hunter' has been scripted by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who penned 'Gods of Egypt'.

Vin Diesel recently spoke about the new flick, saying he was particularly looking forward to working alongside Michael Caine.

He said: ''I'm about to do a movie with Breck Eisner called 'The Last Witch Hunter' where I play a 700-year-old New Yorker, which should be a lot of fun.

''Working opposite Michael Caine will be a blast. I've always wanted to work with Michael Caine so it'll be the first time I get to work with Michael Caine.''

'The Last Witch Hunter' is set to be released later this year.