Jay Baruchel Will Become The Sorcerer's Apprentice
by Alex Billington
December 4, 2008
Comedian Jay Baruchel will get his big break as the lead in Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Just in case you've never heard of this before, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a live-action modern day adventure inspired by the classic Mickey Mouse story in Fantasia. Baruchel will star alongside of Nicolas Cage, who plays the sorcerer. Jon Turteltaub (of the National Treasure series) is directing and Jerry Bruckheimer (of usually anything awesome) is producing. Jay was last seen in Tropic Thunder and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, so you may know his name and his face, but he's never had a major leading role yet.
The script for The Sorcerer's Apprentice was penned by writing duo Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal (Planet of the Apes, Mona Lisa Smile, Flicka) then rewritten by Matt Lopez (Bedtime Stories, Race to Witch Mountain). It tells the story of a wizard searching for an apprentice and some sort of crazy Disney shenanigans that happen thereafter, like brooms coming to life and dancing around, I imagine? With Turteltaub and Bruckheimer leading this one, I'm actually looking forward to it. It's got that Enchanted feeling to it, which as everyone knows I loved, and I'm hoping for more of the same. What about you?