Hinds and Placido Joining Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ciaran Hinds is in negotiations to play the devil in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and actress-singer Violante Placido is also in talks to join the cast.

Heat Vision reports that "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 (Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son's body on the boy's birthday.

Placido (The American) will play the boy's mother."

Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are preparing to shoot the film in Romania and Turkey. Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael De Luca, Ashok Amritraj and Steven Paul are producing.