Aussie Teresa Palmer gets swept up in The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

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.