Actor cast in Bruckheimer production
Toby Kebbell has joined the cast of Disney’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” as Drake Stone, a celebrity illusionist who joins forces with Alfred Molina’s evil sorcerer, Horvath, to gain ultimate powers.
The Jerry Bruckheimer production, currently lensing in New York City, is based on the popular “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” segment in Disney’s animated classic “Fantasia.” Story revolves around a college student who is recruited to work reluctantly for a sorcerer and given a crash course in magic to help him battle dark forces in Manhattan.
Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Teresa Palmer star in the pic, helmed by Jon Turteltaub.
Exec producing are Cage and his Saturn Films partner Norm Golightly as well as Todd Garner, Barry Waldman and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Mike Stenson and Chad Oman.
Pic is skedded for release on July 16, 2010.
Kebbell was most recently seen in Warner Bros.’ actioner “RocknRolla.” He and Molina also appear in Disney and Bruckheimer’s adaptation of the vidgame “Prince of Persia,” set to bow next year.