Bedtime Stories To Sorcerer's Apprentice

Teresa Palmer joins Nicolas Cage film

Bedtime Stories star Teresa Palmer is back in the Disney fold, having landed the female lead opposite Nicolas Cage and Knocked Up's Jay Baruchel, in the live action version of The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Inspired by part of Fantasia, the 1940 Disney animation, it will see Cage assume the role of the Sorcerer, with Baruchel stepping into Mickey Mouse's shoes as his apprentice and Palmer as his love interest.

Fantasia laced together a series of animated shorts interpreting pieces of classical music, with The Sorcerer's Apprentice based on L'apprenti sorcier, written by Paul Dukas in 1897 and inspired by the ballad Der Zauberlehling written by poet Goethe in 1797 (see? Don't say we never learn you nuthin')

The story centres on an apprentice magician left to care for the workshop in his master's absence, who runs into trouble when he enchants a broomstick to do his chores and finds that the magic goes slightly awry. Given that this is a full-length feature, expect there to be a little more to it than there was in the cartoon, and a few fewer mouse ears.

Cage's National Treasure director Jon Turteltaub will take the helm, with Jerry Bruckheimer keeping a watchful eye as producer.