Franchise Kingpin Lands First Starring Role in ‘Mortal Instruments’

Deadline reports that Jamie Campbell Bower landed the male lead in Sony Screen Gems’ The Mortal Instruments (City of Bones), the Scott Charles Stewart-directed adaptation of the Cassandra Clare novel series.

He’ll play Jace Wayland, starring alongside the previously announced 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.

Bower 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.