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Jamie Campbell Bower Wins Lead In 'The Mortal Instruments'

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 31, 2011 5:38 AM
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Sorry Team Speleers, Team Freeman (though was anyone rooting for this guy) and to a much lesser extent Team Pettyfer, another pretty boy has landed the plum role of the lead in "The Mortal Instruments."

Deadline reports that Jamie Campbell Bower and his golden locks will take on the role of Jace Wayland in the franchise starting, star-making film. So who is this guy exactly? He made his acting debuting in Tim Burton‘s “Sweeney Todd” and racked up some serious franchise experience, both as nasty vampire Caius in the “Twilight” franchise and as evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” He’s also the co-lead in Roland Emmerich‘s ridiculous-looking “Anonymous,” playing the younger version of Rhys Ifans’ character and currently plays King Arthur in the Starz series “Camelot” alongside Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes (which reminds us: should we be watching that series?).

He will join Lily Collins in the adaptation of the popular young adult novel series by Cassandra Clare about a girl named Clary Fray (Collins) who has The Sight, and can see both demons and Shadowhunters. Jace himself is one of the latter and when Clary's mother is abducted, she is forced to learn about her bloodline and abilities in order to get her mother back.

No word on when it will lens, but considering Collins toplines Tarsem's Snow White movie which is being fast tracked for a March 2012 release, we presume it'll have to wait until that film wraps.

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10 Comments

  • kk | March 23, 2012 5:35 AMReply

    what the!!??He doesn't have the looks of jace!!

  • Crtstalb | June 5, 2011 4:52 AMReply

    I love him in camelot and think he will do a great job as jace. He was tje only one who asked cassandra's advice on what she wants.and he is hot enough for jace.

  • cab | June 3, 2011 4:31 AMReply

    I think he needs to beef up also he needs to be much more bulkeier!

  • cab | June 3, 2011 4:29 AMReply

    He defintly not my first pick but sinces Cassandra Clare thinks he will be good I will go with what she says since she is the author but he better not screw up the movie I love the series and if they screw them up big time I will be pissed!

  • Leyton | May 31, 2011 7:53 AMReply

    yes, Camelot if horrible and Campbell's acting in it is probably the worst thing I've ever seen on TV. There's a huge dissatisfaction with his poor skills among those who tried watching the show.

  • Nightshader | May 31, 2011 7:18 AMReply

    Wouldn't be my first choice. But providing everything is done right by the film makers and the artists, I think it cold work. Jamie needs to beef up a fair bit. I'm not gonna pass judgement based on a film that hasn't been released yet. Once I see the film, then I'll judge, in the mean time; I'm still rooting for TMI to be EPIC!

  • izzy lightwood | May 31, 2011 7:10 AMReply

    wtf is that jace is ment to look sexy and golden things which he is not.they have just ruined everything!!!!!!! they better beef im up then sent him to jace camp(fans should teach it) i recon if an fan had picked actor to play jace he would have been a whole heap beter. than dye his hair get him contacts and a hole heap more!!!!!!!!

  • sz | May 31, 2011 6:23 AMReply

    What part of Jace being "hot, gorgeous, and beautiful" did these people not understand? Wow I hope this kid gets a make over.

  • DW | May 31, 2011 6:00 AMReply

    "currently plays King Arthur in the Starz series “Camelot” alongside Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes (which reminds us: should we be watching that series?)."

    NO, it's awful.

  • CC | May 31, 2011 5:51 AMReply

    Sounds terrible.

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