Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth are in talks to join Columbia's sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, according to Heat Vision.

Based on the Marvel comic, the sequel stars Nicolas Cage as the demonic biker anti-hero.

The story sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage), hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil (Ciarán Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son's body on the kid's birthday.

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Idris Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Johnny Whitworth plays a criminal who is recruited by the devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will begin shooting in late November in Romania and Turkey.