Jamie Campbell Bower cast as Jace Wayland in ‘The Mortal Instruments’

It’s official! Jamie Campbell Bower will play Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s book series. From Deadline:

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems has made its choice: Jamie Campbell Bower will get the male lead in The Mortal Instruments, the Scott Charles Stewart-directed adaptation of the Cassandra Clare novel series. He’ll play Jace Wayland, starring alongside Lily Collins, who’ll play the lead heroine Clary Fray. She has The Sight, and can see both demons and Shadowhunters. Jace is one of the best of the latter. When Clary’s mother is abducted, she is forced to learn about her bloodline and abilities in order to get her mother back. Clare’s series is comprised of six novels and is expected to launch a franchise. The role has been considered a potential star making vehicle for an actor and there has been much speculation on who’ll get it. I’m told the deal is making now for Bower, who is best known for playing King Arthur in the TV series Camelot, and for playing Caius in the final installments of The Twilight Saga and Gellert Grindelwald in the final Harry Potter films. He’s repped by CAA and London-based Simon Beresford.

  • Lynn Doyle

    wow these movies are gonna be amazing…..jamies career has well taken off since twilight…. congrats jamie ladd

  • Team_Robsten ♥

    hmmm.. not who i pictured when i read the books but i'm sure he'll do great !!! Congrats Jamie :)

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  • TeamTaycobSoDealWithIt

    Oh my gosh, this is what I imagined Jace looking like, only with slightly longer hair…

  • MusicLover08

    Okay so I am going to vent a little here. So after I read The Hunger Games I thought to myself wow the casting director is going to have a difficult time finding the actor to play Peeta, I thought that way for a while until after I saw the trailer to I Am Number Four with Alex Pettyfer.  I have not seen any of his movies, so I do not know what his acting stills are like, but he is gorgeous and I thought he would be perfect for Peeta. Needless to say after they casted Josh Hutcherson (the little boy from RV) to play Peeta I was a little disappointed. I know that world does not revolve around me, and I do not get to hand pick the actors who will play the beloved character from the books that I read, I just wish I could see what the casting director see that makes them right for the roles (I guess I will just have to wait and see the trailers, maybe they will change my mind). Then when I found out they were making movies of The Mortal Instruments series and Alex Pettyfer might be up for the role of Jace, I had really high hopes that he would be Jace. I know Alex Pettyfer hasn’t been the running to play Jace for a while, but a little part of me still had hope. I am glad that Jamie Campbell Bower is getting roles in movie left and right and he was my top choice out of the other two men that had tested to play Jace (Ed Speleers and Leebo Freeman). I just do not see it. I am not as disappointed to see Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace as I am about the cast or The Hunger Games oh well. On the other hand Simon is my favorite character from The Mortal Instruments, so I just hope they find someone brilliant to play
    role of Simon.

  • Juliette

    I'm actually very happy with this!!! I LOVE Jamie and I think he can pull off Jace very well!!

  • Gyleches

    I think there are legions of us that are disappointed on the casting choices for the Hunger Games. Ugh, it's like all they wanted to do was get up and coming names for the roles. I'm not happy with any of the casting. Wish they had had used unknowns for it like the Twilight cast.

  • MusicLover08

    That is exactly how I feel. Many cast members of Twilight had been in many movies prier to Twilight, but I feel like when Twilight came out everyone's careers skyrocketed. Now with the cast of The Hunger Game is totally different story, the three main leads have played in many movies that have just come out. I bet the Hunger Games movie will be awesome, but Twilight will always be my favorite.

  • Ofilhodedeus2

    Im sorry but nobody could play mace wayland other then alex pettyfer. I don't see jamie as jace

  • Eygptgirl01

    I think Jamie could pull off Jace, but I have to say I was very disappionted that Alex wasn't gonna play the part.

  • Liv Nudge

    oh… thats disappointing. i wanted Alex Pettyfer to play Jace. Jamie just doesn't look like Jace, according to the pictures of jace in my head. UGH! Jamie and Lily look terrible together. UGH!!!!!

  • Maddie

    Jamie is the PERFECT JACE!! you just wait…im sure you will all love him as much as I do <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasmine.archer.5 Jasmine Archer

    i'm mad as hell he's not even remotely attractive and he's playing jace3 they suck ass

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