Monica Bellucci has been added to the cast of the already filming The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a film which takes its cues from the classic Goethe and Paul Dukas-inspired Mickey Mouse portion of Fantasia. She joins Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer, Alfred Molina and Toby Kebbell in the film being directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) for Walt Disney Pictures.
The live-action feature centers on an apprentice (Baruchel) who is left to tend to a magic workshop when his sorcerer master, Balthazar Blake (Cage), leaves it in his hands. The apprentice gets a broomstick to do his chores for him, but things get out of control when the broom develops a mind of its own. Bellucci will play Veronica, a sorceress and the long-lost love of Balthazar.
Disney has already set a July 16, 2010 release date for the film which currently has it going head-to-head with Christopher Nolan’s Inception.