January 03, 2007 07:49:23 GMT
Elijah Wood is joining John Hurt to star in Tornasol Films' thriller feature "Oxford Murders."
Continues to explore the diverse acting roles in his film career, Elijah Wood is now putting an eye on thriller genre. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the "Deep Impact" star has reached a deal to take part in the international crime feature "Oxford Murders", an adaptation of Argentinean writer Guillermo Martinez's award-winning novel of the same title.
Set to appear opposite John Hurt, Wood will portray a young student who comes under the wing of a Sherlock Holmes-style mentor as he gets intrigued by a murder that takes place where he lives. Shooting is scheduled to start on January 22 in London and Oxford, England under Tornasol Films banner with Alex de la Iglesia directing as well as penning the script.
Wood, best known for his performance as Frodo Baggins in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, is last seen on the big screen alongside Lindsay Lohan and Joshua Jackson in Emilio Estevez-directed drama feature "Bobby." Other recent film credits of his include "Green Street Hooligans", "Sin City", and "Everything Is Illuminated."