According to Heat Vision Irish actor Ciaran Hinds is in negotiations with Columbia to play the Devil in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In the film Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage) is hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and is struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil (Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body.
Italian actress-singer Violante Placido also said to be in talks to join the cast, presumable as the female lead. Filming will begin towards the end of November in Romania and Turkey.
Ciaran Hinds has been rather busy lately. He is currently shooting The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe, and will appear in Deathly Hallows: Part II next year as Dumbledore’s brother. Hinds also filmed Disney’s John Carter of Mars earlier this year where he plays Tardes Mors, a leader of one of the two warring tribes on Mars.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is set to be released on February 17, 2012 and will be directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the duo behind Crank, Crank: High Voltage, and Gamer.