Ciarán Hinds and Italian actress-singer Violante Placido are in talks to join Columbia's Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, according to Heat Vision.

Starring Nicolas Cage as the demonic biker anti-hero based on the Marvel comic, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a sequel to the 2007 movie and has Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor directing.

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

Violante Placido will play the boy's mother.

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Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor wrote the script from a story by David S. Goyer.

Production is set for a late-November start in Romania and Turkey.