A bit of casting news to share with you today. Here are the important bits:
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point) is in negotiations to join The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the adaptation ofCassandra Clare’sYA fantasy novel.
- Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will join Emily Browning and Cam Gigandet in Catherine Hardwicke’s indie thriller, Plush.
Hit the jump for more details on each picture.
First up from Heat Vision comes word that Meyers is in talks to join The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as Valentine Morgenstern, a “powerful but insane Shadowhunter looking to make the world pure at any cost.” The adaptation follows a young woman (Lily Collins) who discovers she’s a Shadowhunter herself, descended from a sect of half-angel warriors who protect our world from demons. Written by Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones also stars Lena Headey, Jared Harris and Kevin Zegers. TheHarald Zwart-directed picture is set to start shooting in Toronto later this month.
As for Plush, Variety reports on Samuel’s addition to the cast. [Update: New details make no mention of a psychic psychologist, which had previously been reported.] They also have a few more plot details this time around. Browning plays a rock star on the rise who suffers a setback when her brother, a fellow band member, dies due to a drug overdose. Married with two children, her character seeks solace in a new guitarist (Samuel), instead of her husband (Gigandet). When their creative collaboration turns sexual, Browning’s character fears for her family as she begins to realize her new partner may be a madman. Hardwicke will also produce Plush, which she co-wrote with Artie Nelson.