Jonathan Rhys Meyers Plays MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, Xavier Samuel Joins PLUSH [Updated with New Plot Details for PLUSH]

     August 7, 2012


A bit of casting news to share with you today.  Here are the important bits:

Hit the jump for more details on each picture.

jonathan-rhys-meyers-the-mortal-instruments-city-of-bonesFirst 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.

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