Even though production began a while ago, Nicolas Cage’s upcoming project The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is still adding to it’s cast. Apprentice is loosely based on the Disney animated classic Fantasia which featured Mickey Mouse. In this version Cage plays a contemporary sorcerer who leaves everything in the hands of his apprentice (Jay Baruchel) when he goes on a trip. According to Variety, Italian actress Monica Bellucci has been tapped to co-star in the film opposite Cage as a love interest and a sorceress.

Bellucci will play Veronica, the long lost love of Cage’s Balthazar Blake. The actress will be joining the cast, which currently includes Teresa Palmer, Toby Kebbell, and Alfred Molina. Cage is doubling as actor and producer for the feature via his Saturn Films along with partner Norm Golightly. Bellucci is best known to American audiences for her role in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

I’m sure Bellucci will do fine going up against Cage. She’s a sorceress, he’s a sorcerer, he’s Italian, she’s Italian, their like ying and yang. I just want to get the image of her from the 2007 film Shoot’em Up out of my head. That movie was horrible and went beyond ridiculous in terms of it’s plot and dialogue. Show me something new Bellucci, please!

What do you think of Monica Bellucci casting in The Sorceres Apprentice?