Baruchel Is The “Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

Jay Baruchel (“Tropic Thunder,” “Knocked Up”) is negotiating to play the title role in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” for Walt Disney Pictures reports Variety.

Scripted by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal and rewritten by Matt Lopez, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” takes place in contemporary New York, where a wizard (Nicolas Cage) searches for an apprentice.

Jon Turteltaub directs and Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the live-action feature.