Variety reports that Italian actress Monica Bellucci (seen in the Matrix sequels and the Grimm Brothers films) has joined the cast of the The Sorcerer’s Apprentice the live action film produced by Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. Bellucci plays the role of a sorceress called Veronica, the long-lost love of Balthazar Blake, the main character played by Nicolas Cage.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice tells the story of a sorcerer who recruits and trains young people to help him in the fight against the forces of evil and takes place in modern day Manhattan.

The film also includes in the cast Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Jay Baruchel and Toby Kebbell and directed by Jon Turteltaub in New York.