Contributed by Silas Lesnick
Australian beauty Teresa Palmer has found her next big-screen outing courtesy of Disney in the upcoming live-action take on the "Fantastia" tale, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Currently set to star Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel (in the respective Sorcerer and Apprentice roles), the film reunites Cage with both-time "National Treasure" director Jon Turteltaub and likewise producer extraordinaire Jerry Bruckheimer.
The original "Fantastia" short, featuring Mickey Mouse battling enchanted broomsticks gone-wrong, was set to composer Paul Dukas' 1897 piece "L'Apprenti sorcier" (Hello, public domain!) which was in-turn inspired by hundred-year-earlier poem of the same name.
No huge surprise, Palmer is set to play Baruchel's love interest, a role that – to the best of my knowledge – doesn't even come close to being hinted at in any of the previous versions. That said, I do hear that cute Australian blondes are the number one reason kids today are getting into sorcery in the first place.
Palmer is currently gracing the silver screen in "Bedtime Stories" but is actually probably best known for her rumored casting as Talia Al Ghul in probably-never-going-to-happen George Miller's "Justice League."
Do you think Palmer has what it takes to go from starlet to star? Is this live-action adaptation shaping up to a "Pirates of the Caribbean" or a "Haunted Mansion"? Let us know below!