Jamie Campbell Bower, who has already had parts in the Twilight and Harry Potter series, just landed himself the lead in a new potentially big franchise — The Mortal Instruments.
Bower will play Jace Wayland, a role Alex Pettyfer was previously considered for. Bower will star opposite Lily Collins, who will play Clary Fray, who has The Sight and can see demons and Shadowhunters.
Bower currently plays King Arthur in Starz' Camelot. Scott Charles Stewart is directing the first movie based on Cassandra Clare's series.
The first book, City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray who witnesses a murder committed by three tattooed teenagers — demon hunters called Shadowhunters. After meeting Shadowhunter Jace and being taken to his home at The Institute, mundane (human) Clary is attacked before being drawn deeper into the world of Downworlders — vampires, shapeshifters, and demons.
There is no release date yet for the movie.