Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder) is negotiating to play the title role in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for Walt Disney Pictures, reports Variety. He joins Nicolas Cage, who plays the sorcerer in the Jon Turteltaub-directed live-action film.
Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.
Written by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal and rewritten by Matt Lopez, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice takes place in contemporary New York, where a wizard searches for an apprentice.
Cage, Saturn partner Norm Golightly and Todd Garner will be executive producers along with Chad Oman, Barry Waldman and Mike Stenson.