Elijah Wood is joining the cast of the international crime thriller, Oxford Murders for Tornasol Films.

Alex de la Iglesia wrote the script and will be directing the film, also starring John Hurt. The Hollywood Reporter says Wood will play a young student who goes to Oxford to study but becomes intrigued by a murder that takes place where he lives. This brings him under the wing of a Sherlock Holmes-style mentor, who uses logic and math symbols to try to stop a series of murders.

Oxford Murders is set to start shooting January 22nd in London and Oxford, England.