Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a Valentine to MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
UPDATE: Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("The Tudors") will play Valenntine Morgenstern in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Valentine is married to Joceyln Fray and leads the charge to destroy Downworlders.
Aug. 1, 2012 --"Gossip Girl" alum Kevin Zegers has been cast as Alec Lightood in Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Zegers played Damian Daalgard on the sexy CW series. Harold Zwart, director of Jaden Smith's Karate Kid and Agent Cody Banks, is helming.
July 31, 2012 - Aidan Turner, one of the stars of the upcoming The Hobbit films, is joining the cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. He'll play Luke Garroway, the head of New York City's werewolf pack. Turner also played a vampire in the BBC TV series, "Being Human."
Real Steel, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, "Lost") will play Pangborn and Robert Maillet (WWF wrestler turned actor, Sherlock Holmes) will play Blackwell, the story's villains. French actress Jemima West will play Shadowhunter Isabelle Lightwood. Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) will play Hodge Starkweather, Jace and Isabella's history teacher who was involved in the Uprising.Kevin Durand (
CCH Pounder (Avatar) is another new member of the cast. She'll play Madame Dorothea, a psychic by trade who owns the brownstone used as a sanctuary for the "Downworlders" (half human/half demon beings).
May 31, 2011: Jamie Campbell Bower nabbed the lead male role of Shadowhunter Jace Wayland in the movie adaptation of The Mortal Instruments. He'll star opposite Lily Collins who plays Clary Fray.
Screen Gems likely saw something they liked in Campbell Bower: his experience in the two movie franchises they're hoping to replicate. Campbell Bower plays Caius in The Twilight Saga and Gellert Grindewald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 and Pt. 2.
Visual Effect guru Scott Charles Stewart is directing; his previous directing work includes Priest and Legion.
Dec. 10, 2010 -- The Blind Side actress Lily Collins has nabbed the starring role in Screen Gems' Mortal Instruments, based on the bestselling young-adult fantasy trilogy. Collins will play Clary Fray who can see spirits and comes to realize she's a descendent of the Shadowhunters, a supernatural teen organization who kill demons and monsters. The studio is hoping for a Harry Potter-type franchise and will adapt the first book in the trilogy "City of Bones," for the first film.
Collins is also co-starring with Taylor Lautner in Abduction and will star as Juliet in a new take on Romeo and Juliet.