Jay Baruchel negotiating for ‘Apprentice’

Jay Baruchel is negotiating to play the title role in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”


Baruchel joins Nicolas Cage, who plays the sorcerer in the Jon Turteltaub-directed live-action pic.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” takes place in contemporary New York, where a wizard searches for an apprentice.

Baruchel, who co-starred in “Tropic Thunder,” next plays the lead in the romantic comedy “She’s Out of My League.”