You can add Idris Elba (Takers) and Johnny Whitworth (Gamer) to the list of actors who are in negotiations to star in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance following the news of the involvement of Ciaran Hinds (Rome) and Violante Placido (The American). According to Heat Vision, Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage), who is hiding out in Eastern Europe. Whitworth plays a criminal and eventual demonic creature who is recruited by the devil (Hinds).
Nicolas Cage confirmed earlier this summer that he will return for the sequel, which will be written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) based on a story by David Goyer (The Dark Knight). Ghost Rider: Spirit of the Vengeance hits theaters February 17, 2012.