Teresa Palmer lands Disney role in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Disney seems to have found itself a new princess in Aussie actress Teresa Palmer, who has won a leading role in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, with Nicolas Cage.

Palmer has landed the female lead in Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, alongside Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, says The Hollywood Reporter.

It follows her star turn in Disney’s holiday film Bedtime Stories, with Adam Sandler.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will be based on the Mickey Mouse portion of Fantasia, inspired by Goethe’s poem about an apprentice who cannot control the magic he tries to use.

Baruchel will play the apprentice, who gets a broomstick to do his chores for him when he’s left to tend to a magic workshop by his sorcerer master, played by Cage.

Things get out of control when the broom develops a mind of its own.

Palmer’s agency Shanahan Management confirmed the 22-year-old Adelaide actress has been cast as Baruchel’s love interest in the film, directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Palmer, who will soon be seen in the comedy Kids in America, is on her way back to Australia to be a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding.

But she will take up official duties during her stay, judging the MTV Optus Project 180 event in Sydney on February 1.


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