Australian actress Teresa Palmer (December Boys) has nabbed the female lead in Disney's live-action The Sorcerer's Apprentice, starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Taking its cues from the classic Goethe and Paul Dukas-inspired Mickey Mouse portion of Fantasia, the movie centers on an apprentice (Baruchel) who is left to tend to a magic workshop when his sorcerer master (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.
Palmer is playing Baruchel's love interest. Jon Turteltaub is directing; Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.
Palmer can be seen currently in Disney's Bedtime Stories.