Aussie actress swept off her feet by "Apprentice"

Australian actress Teresa Palmer arrives for the premiere of her new film "Bedtime Stories" starring Adam Sandler in Hollywood, California December 18, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Australian actress Teresa Palmer, currently in theatres with “Bedtime Stories,” will join Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel in Disney’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

Taking its cues from the classic Mickey Mouse cartoon that was inspired by a Goethe poem, the live-action feature centres 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.

The film will be directed by Jon Turtletaub, who previously worked with Cage on the hit “National Treasure” movies.

Palmer starred in “December Boys” opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and will appear in the upcoming comedy “Kids in America” opposite Topher Grace.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter