Elijah Wood has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s “The Last Witch Hunter” opposite Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine.

Production will begin later this month with Breck Eisner directing from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama based on a pitch by Cory Goodman. Diesel’s witch hunter will partner with his enemy, a female witch, to stop a plague on humanity unleashed by the covens of New York City.

Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Diesel are producing. Samantha Vincent of One Race and Adam Goldworm are executive producing.

Wood was most recently seen in the independent thriller “Grand Piano” and will be in “Set Fire to the Stars.” He’s in the final season of “Wilfred” on FXX.

Wood is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.