Jay Baruchel has had acclaimed supporting roles in films such as “Knocked Up,” “Tropic Thunder” and on the TV series “Undeclared,” but his solo efforts such as last month’s “She’s Out of My League” haven’t faired so well – so far. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” could change all that, but more importantly, it allowed the soon to be 28-year-old Canadian to live out a lifelong dream.
“Apprentice” pairs him up with Nic Cage as a young magic protege who helps his mentor take on an evil sorcerer (Alfred Molina). Baruchel embarrassingly displayed his magical skills to HitFix’s Katie Hasty earlier this year, but was much more enthusiastic about his chance to be the hero while speaking at San Francisco’s WonderCon this past weekend. Baruchel clearly relished the role because he feels he’s “not that guy” who gets to save the day. So, whether it’s levitating or throwing energy blasts, Baruchel was in geek heaven on the “Apprentice” set.
You can find out more about Baruchel’s thoughts on “Apprentice” in this very funny and entertaining interview embedded on this page or for a larger version, click here.
Baruchel can be heard in the leading role of Hiccup in the fantastic “How To Train Your Dragon” in theaters now. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” opens nationwide on July 16.