Recently, Fox News reported that Revlon Model Eva Mendes signed to play a role in writer/director Mark Steven Johnson's Ghost Rider. Nicolas Cage will be playing the title role in the comic book adaptation from Columbia Pictures, with Wes Bentley (Soul Survivors) playing the bad guy role of Blackheart.

The Marvel Comics property centers on a motorcyclist who makes a deal with dark forces, gets double-crossed and battles the bad guys to protect the woman he loves.

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The movie is being produced by Michael De Luca, Avi Arad, Gary Foster and Ari Arad. Johnson rewrote a Shane Salerno (Alien Vs. Predator) script.

Shooting begins this month in Australia.