Margaret Lyons
March 04, 2009 AT 06:40 PM EST

Alfred Molina will join Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The film, which starts shooting this month, centers on a college student (Baruchel) who “is reluctantly recruited to work for a sorcerer” (Cage) to prepare for “a battle against the forces of darkness in modern Manhattan,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Molina will play an evil magician.

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