Whitworth, Elba Join “Ghost Rider” Sequel

Johnny Whitworth (“CSI: Miami,” “Gamer”) and Idris Elba (“Rocknrolla,” “The Losers”) are in talks to join the superhero sequel “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” at Sony Pictures according to Heat Vision.

Nicolas Cage will reprise his role as Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who makes a deal with the devil and finds himself transforming into a flaming-skulled man driving a motorcycle from hell.

In this entry, Blaze is hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on The Devil (Ciaran Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the boy’s birthday.

Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Blaze, while Whitworth plays a criminal recruited by the devil to find the boy and later becomes a demonic creature. Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (“Crank”) are directing the film.

Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael De Luca and Steven Paul are producing while shooting kicks off in late November in Romania and Turkey.