Jamie Campbell Bower Play Jace Wayland in THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

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A couple weeks ago, we reported that Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Ed Speleers (Eragon), and Leebo Freeman were all in the running for the male lead in Scott Charles Stewart’s adaptation of the young adult book series The Mortal InstrumentsDeadline is now reporting that Bower has won that race and will play Jace Wayland.  Jace is a member of a group known as “Shadowhunters” who are warriors devoted to ridding the world of demons.  The book’s protagonist Clary Fray (played by Lily Collins and I swear I’m not making up these character names) witnesses a murder and is eventually drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters.  In the synopsis, Jace is described as “a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk.”  Is the tagline for this movie going to be “This totally isn’t anything like Twilight, but if you liked Twilight, you should see this movie.”

Hit the jump for a synopsis of the first novel in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones.

Here’s the synopsis for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

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  • FtotheA

    HE’S WEARING EYELINER IN THAT PIC!!!

    AND DOES HE LOOK ANYTHING LIKE THE FRON COVER OF THE BOOK TO YOU????

    TERRIBLE CASTING!!! Retards…

    • ItDoesn’tMatter

      SHHH u pethetic whore…
      hell do great give him a chance.
      We all know that appearance can be manipulated or altered, hell bulk up , fix his hair and all .
      Get a life.
      and shhhhh, im tired of all u cry babies. SHH
      NUF SAID.

    • susan

      Alex Pettyfer is a BETTER jace…..that jamie guy looks so GAY and ugly

    • susan

      Alex Pettyfer is a BETTER jace…that guy jamie is soo gay nnd does NOT look nothing like Jace…horrible casting:P

      • ashlee

        i agreee jamie SHOULD NOT play jace i re read the books when i saw the cast and lily is perfect but JAMIE NO NO NO NO NO alex is way hotter and looks better

  • Nicole

    OMG NOOOOOOOOOO please dont let Jamie play Jace If Alex pettifer wont do it then get either max irons or freddie stroma please dont let jamie play jace.

  • sara c

    Agreed, HORRIBLE CASTING DECISION!!!! The Studio should have waited for Pettyfer! Hopefully Jamie will drop out of the movie. He is all wrong for the part and the fans will revolt without Pettyfer! Another stupid studio/casting agents making bad decisions-LISTEN TO THE FANS-THEY WANT PETTYFER!!!!

    • Alyssa

      TOTALLY AGREED!!!

    • thomasd5

      I so totally agree ! Many people say that Alex Pettyfer turned down the role. But this was only a rumor. Nobody ever made an official statement that this is true. And when he was approached by fans about TMI in February he told the fans to contact Screen Gems. That doesn’t exactly indicate that he didn’t want to play Jace.
      And while he was shooting an other movie late last year, he not only took time for talks about TMI, he also read the novels over the holidays. And he was in talks for month. If he wasn’t interested he would have turned the movie down instantly and not spent month keeping busy with it.

      Many people know that since 2008 Alex Pettyfer was the fan favorite for almost all fans worldwide and discussed about many websites on the net.
      And in January 2011 Sony Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper managed to MAKE.BELIEVE fans that Screen Gems would follow the fans wishes and he would “not greenlight” the movie unless Alex Pettyfer plays Jace.
      So at least Screen Gems should explain to the fans why they were unable to keep their promise and had to backpedal !

      And that they don’t say anything about that makes me extremely disappointed and angry !

    • bananacakes

      I totally agree I really hope that Jamie pulls out I have nothing against him its just he’s not Jace. The only Jace that I see is Alex Pettyfer. personally I’m refusing to see the movie when it comes out because TMI is one of my favourite books and i don’t want to see them ruin the movie because of their shitty casting
      I’m sure many other people feel the same way as me

    • not-so-agree

      i soooooo totally agree..he really doesn’t fit it..the shortest explanation of it is that..He just don’t have it..the jace factor..!!!
      So please,think it over 1000x before doing the movie..Cause it’s a really dire,alarming,dreadful,horrifying,annoying,deplorable,execrable,revolting,hideous and insane decision!and hypothetically just lead to a major catastrophe.. :(

  • Ash

    I wasn’t happy at first. I really wanted Alex Pettyfer. Then since he doesn’t look like he’s entirely interested in the series, I wanted Benjamin Stones! Now that that has failed as well, I guess Jamie deserves a fair chance. Hey people! He may just surprise you! Remember how we all disliked Robert Pattinson for Edward Cullen, and he actually surprised some of us? We grow to like people.

    • Tasha

      I’m really sad that the actor(s) I wanted didnt get the part, and I will probably always see Alex as Jace, but I agree Jamie deserves a fare chance.
      Its like the Jen Lawrence thing, I was amazed at her transformation for Katniss. Plus, with what Cassie said they’ll do to Jamie (Gym/bulk up, hair, eyes etc…) we might be really surprised.
      Calm it guys, he deserves a chance.
      And if hes Jace in Cassies eyes, then he must be worth a shot.

      p.s. Jamie – don’t fuck it up

      • Myra

        Jennifer transformation as Katniss? Are you kidding me? Have you seen the set pictures and the footage of the movie? She still looks very pale, her hair is brown when it was supposed to be very dark and she doesn’t look like katniss at all other than the braid. Nowhere in the book says that Katniss was curvy or had freckles. Jennifer has refused to lose weight in the past for other roles and she has done it again. She is not fat but I don’t find a curvy girl to be believable as katniss. And a lot of people still think that Robert ruined twilight, he only remoted looked like edward in the first movie, after than he has ruined it all and has received nothing but criticism for his acting abilites.

    • thomasd5

      Ash, as I pointed out above it is only a rumor that Alex Pettyfer was not interested! He invested very much time in the project !

  • Maysa

    omg i LOVE jamie campbell bower i’m soo happy he’s jace because i love them both stop hating everyone jamie campbell bower is AMAZING xx Cant wait for the film now

  • someonewhoknowsthings
  • kljdfio

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JUST NO. WHY? WHY? HE IS NOT JACE. and NEVER WILL. Anyone else than him. there is like million people who could be jace, but not his guy. JUST NO.

    byebye movie, i think im gonna pass it.

    • Cass

      HORRIBLE!
      That’s hollywood for you…ruining yet another GREAT book series. -_-
      They probably think since Twilight made ugly Rob Pat work as Edward Cullen, they can pull the same stunt and have some SO NOT JACE AT ALL person pull off the character. WELL…THEY ARE WRONG.
      I was already IFFY about who they casted for Clary, but as long as they did good on Jace and Isabelle (Because both are my favorite in the series), I’d overlook the whole Clary thing. JACE; they already FAILED. And based off of how they casted him, they will probably FAIL with casting a good Isabelle too!
      SCREW YOU MOVIES! LONG LIVE THE BOOKS!
      I am not watching this. I bet the movie will be nothing like the books. Ughhhh hollywood needs to stop ruining books and think of something original..GEESUS.

  • Alyssa

    THIS IS TERRIBLE!!! MY LIFE IS OVER!!! ALEX PETTYFER WAS BORN TO BE JACE!!!!! I seriously don’t think I’ll even go see the movie now…which is sad because these are my favorite books. Well, this is depressing. Why Alex? WHY?!

    • thomasd5

      Alyssa, you are asking the wrong question. Alex can’t play if they don’t let him. The Question which has to be asked is why Sony Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper promised to the fans in January that he would “not greenlight” the movie without Alex Pettyfer and now break their promise ! I feel disappointed and angry for being lied at !

  • AnaB

    I’m never complaining about the casting for The Hunger Games ever again… yikes! =/

    • Dani

      I am disappointed with this casting :( I had a feeling Alex wouldn’t get it, and though he really does look the part and I would have loved him, he really looks too old. Jace is supposed to be a teenager, Alex looks at least 21.

      The thing is I just don’t see Jace in JCB. Jace is supposed to be more rugged, more handsome, with rougher edges. JCB Is too pretty and soft, isn’t he?

      I’m also afraid that because he was in Twilight, there’s going to be a bunch of Twi-tards swarming the theaters without having the slightest clue what the books are about, simply because they include a Twilight actor. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hater; its just that I don’t want this amazing series to become a write-off due to retarded “fans”.

  • amber rehman

    you’re all pretty stupid. if alex doesnt want it, get over it. besides, you’ve never seen jamie as him, and he’s a great actor. slighly prejudiced to not see a movie just because of him dont you think? if you really like it?

    • thomasd5

      Nobody ever said that Alex Pettyfer didn’t want the part. Though he was shooting an other movie end of last year, he kept busy with the TMI project for month and even spent his Christmas Holidays reading the books!
      That’s why we can’t get over it ! It would be much easier if he actually had turned it down, but he didn’t !

  • Anyone but him

    I am NOT watching this movie at all.

  • Guns Of Navarone

    I had to stop watching Camelot because of him. Totally annoying and weedy.

    • shae rice

      ya, his teeth bother me, and hes scrawnie, and his face is so chizzled he looks annarexic at times :O ughh horrible casting.

  • shae rice

    OMG NO! i mean hes ok for camelot, but NOT for this movie, jace is supposed to be a big, hot strong, manly demon killer, not some small scrawnie boy! terrible horrible casting!!!! omg, im so dissapointed, this is an EPIC FAIL!!!! they just killed the movie! O_o

    • neena

      All of you guys comments explains how I feel. Jace is supposed to be more buff,manly,and hotter. Even thoughh I’m dissappointed and really want it to change I guest I have to accept it. Cassandra Clare said on her website she has no control over the casting once she signed it over. I think the casting direrctors shouldv’e tried to give the fans what they wanted. Maybe Im misjudging. Maybea little make-up,working out and great acting will make him into a Jace overtime. I love the books so despite the casting I still want to give the movie a try.

  • BLABBITY

    THIS WAS JUST THE WORSE CASTING IN THE HISTORY OF WORSE CASTING. WTF S.G DOES JCB LOOK ANYTHING LIKE JACE? HAVE YOU EVEN READ THE DAM BOOKS???? THIS IS EPICALLY DISAPPOINTING AND I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU PEOPLE DIDN’T GET OUR CHOICE THE FIRST TIME. ANYONE WOULD BE BETTER THAN THIS AND DON’T JUST THINK THAT WE’LL ALL BE LIKE TWILIGHT FANS AND SWOON FOR THAT SORRY ACTOR BECAUSE THIS IN NO WAY WILL HAPPEN. JACE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SEXY AND ANGELIC. JAMIE LOOKS LIKE A REJECT ALEXPETTY, NO SCRATCH THAT HE WOULDN’T EVEN LOOK LIKE THE REJECT. HE JUST LOOKS AWFUL FOR JACE. HE IS SKINNY AND HE HAS NO MUSCLES, WHEN HE SMILES HE LOOKS SUPER OLD AND HE IS IN TWILIGHT OK…FREAKIN TWILIGHT!!! WE DO NOT WANT OUR JACE FROM ANOTHER SERIES. THAT RUINS EVERYTHING!!! THAT RUINS THE ENTIRE MOVIE ALONE JUST THE FACT THAT HE HAD A PAST AND IT WAS AS A VAMPIRE!!! I KNOW WRITING THIS WONT CHANGE ANYTHING BUT HELL IT IS MAKING ME FEEL BETTER. GETTING ALL OF THIS AGGRAVATION OUT FOR EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES THIS IS THE BIGGEST CASTING ERROR. EVEN JAMIE SHOULD KNOW THAT HE DOESN’T HAVE THE GUNS TO DO THIS! JAMIE DROP OUT OF IT FOR THE SAKE OF THE FANS I’M SURE THERE IS SOME OTHER BOOK WITH YOUR NAME ON IT BUT NOT THIS ONE BUDDY BOY. PLEASE STOP TRYING TO GET LEAD IN A FRANCHISE AND JUST STICK TO BEING THE BACK UP CHARACTER OR THE KING OF CAMELOT. I CAN TRULY SAY THAT I SHALL NEVER EXCEPT JAMIE AS JACE, THERE ARE NO SIMILARITIES AND PERSONALLY HE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE COULD PULL IT OFF. IT’S SAD BECAUSE I WAS HYPED FOR THIS MOVIE! OH WELL I STILL HAVE THE HUNGER GAMES AND WELL, THE BOOK WILL STILL BE MY FAV’S BUT I’M NOT ON BOARD WITH THIS DISGUSTING CHOICE. SG YOU’VE GOT ISSUES IF YOU THINK EVERYONE IS JUST GOING TO WARM UP TO JAMIE. HE’S BETTER MORPH INTO ALEXT PETTYFER TWO OR SOMETHING AND I DOUBT THAT’S GONNA HAPPEN. HE NEED’S TO GET INTO A GYM AND PRODUCE A MORE MANLY FIGURE AND YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT HIS GRANDPA SMILE. WELL THAT’S ALL I HAVE TO RANT ABOUT. SORRY IF I INSULTED ANYONE IT’S JUST MY HUMBLE OPINION. I DON’T MEAN TO COME OFF AS A JACK ASS BUT, I’M ONLY HUMAN. THIS DECISION JUST BAFFLES ME BEYOND ALL REASON. *LE SIGH*

    • jenna Christy

      HEAR HEAR! I HEAR YOU! I AGREE! WAHH.. THIS CASTING MAKES ME CRY.

    • neena

      I really wish we could start a petition or something. I really agree. I am trying but failing to acept this

    • neena

      I agree with you 100 percent. I dont think your a jerk or anything you just a fan like all of us. I wish we could start a petention or something:( It sucks to see a face from so many dziffrent fantsty movies because it’s hard to imagine them as other characters. Also he’s not right for the part to me like you said. They would need to go to the extreme to pull this off. I hope it turns out to be a great movie despite this because the books are just too great. We still have Hunger Games.

  • Cynthia

    You people honestly get so upset over stupid things. I love Jamie, although I was surprised he was casted as Jace. You still have to give him a chance. Then after you see the movie, make your judgements. I have never seen such immature people in my life.

    • Kristen

      Well here here…you wrote on this post didn’t you…hmmm…also CC does explain what Jace looks like…and Jamie does NOT fit that description aside from the color of his hair. I will still see the movie…most likely…but so far I don’t see how Jamie will do justice to this part…I agree he seems kind of…ewwww….

  • cen

    I think he’s a terrible Arthur in Camelot and he’ll be just as awful as Jace. That doesn’t mean I wanted Alex Pettyfer though. Pettyfer is overhyped, I don’t find him talented or hot.

  • kingston

    @Cynthia, how long have you been alive I’m sure you’ll see a lot more and I’m sure so get used to It I guess, esp with people so passionate about the book. I’m sure you’ve been mature once as well.
    Oh and I hate this!

  • Meagan

    noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hes so horrible!

  • Lola

    I think it’s hilarious that people are claiming that Jamie doesn’t “look like” Jace. NO ONE looks like Jace. He’s a fictional character, made up in someone’s head. Only the idea in Cassandra Clare’s head looks like Jace!

  • jenna Christy

    i’m shaking with fury right now. THIS IS NOT HAPPENING. I agree you guys, terrible casting! I wanna cry. I hate this. grrrrr!!! I’m not gonna watch that DAMN MOVIE. TOTALLY RUINED! HE’S SO NOT JACE.

  • Lola

    Oh and everyone I’m an idiot for just making that comment. Sorry I forgot that you all can still have your opinions.

  • Marie

    OMG. OMG!! Words are beyond me I am so shocked!! Jamie looks like a girl, I mean Jace is suppose to be masculine and chisled not some SISSY! Alex Pettyfer had attitude problems but he looked ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for the part, and everybody knew it. I feel like this is a movie TRAGEDY. I honestly feel like screaming I’m so frustrated! Way disappointed >:(

    • thomasd5

      There’s one point I have to disagree with you. I don’t think Alex Pettyfer does have an attitude problem, that is only what bloggers and the tabloid press want us to believe.
      Maybe he is a bit different from most of the people in the entertainment biz since he is telling the truth the way he sees it instead of keeping quiet or telling polite lies. But what is wrong with that ? This planet would be a boring place if all people would behave the same !

  • alisa

    Speelers for Simon. He was a fan fav for this role after Pettyfer of course. He might work as Simon….just saying might need to start campaigning since they have cast Clary and Jace now its time to move on to the other characters

  • Crystal

    Okay, look, yes Pettyfer would have been perfect, but seriously, he didn’t want the role. he turned it down! Not much they could have done to get him, except offer him money they didn’t have! I was not happy at all when I found out they had cast Bowers, but with a haircut, and some buffing up < ESPECIALLY THE BUFFING UP, i think he miiight do the role justice. might. and if he doesn't, then read the books and ignore the movies. I know that even if i like the movies, AP will still be who I see as jace when i read the books. but there's nothing anyone can do about it now. either watch the movie or don't, but quit whining like little babies!

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  • Yu Herondale

    I DONT LIKE THIS CAST!!
    MAX IRONS IS BETTER!!
    ALEX PETTYFER IS SUPER BETTER!!

  • mishka

    HUGE MISTAKE! If they couldn’t get Alex Pettyfer (who is PERFECT for Jace) then they should’ve gotten Garrett Hedlund, who is a far better fit than the woosy looking Jamie.

    • thomasd5

      Why shouldn’t they be able to get Alex Pettyfer? He might be busy for a few weeks now shooting two movies. But they can’t start shooting “City of Bones” tomorrow anyways, and a few weeks more won’t make too much difference after already delaying the shooting for some month.

  • Tanya

    Noooooooooo!!!! Cmon there were so many hotter talented guys to choose from!!!! Max irons!!! Ben stone!!! Not this girl who wears makeup nd has been associated with ahitty twilight nd Harry potter!!! Want to see a fresh face!!! Stupid Hollywood greedy fools! They just want a hefty profit thinking the twilight fandom will save them ! I fl like uve just been SHOT in the heart. Totally ruined my day. I gave up on hunger games movie. Now this. Geeez anyone but Jamie! He was the ONLY guy I had a problem with!!! Why cnt directors just go with ppl that fans DON’T despise!!!!!!

    • Lauren

      What’s wrong with Harry Potter?

  • Candy

    This is awful!!! How can this scrawny dude play Jace. He is nothing like the books description.

  • Ash_Adams

    Oh.. My.. God..
    I actually never cared about the casting whoever might it be.. BEFORE.
    but AFTER knowing that its Jamie Campbell Bower whos gonna be Jace Wayland?? I almost drop off from my seat. (x_x)
    What the hell are they thinking??

    Is he hot? NOPE.
    Good Actor? NOT MUCH.
    Angelic Face? TOTALLY NOT.

    Cmon, people! Dont ruin this movie. See?? Everybodys exclaiming bout it. These people are lookin for something new. Something that is way more interesting to watch than Jamie. Hopefully you guys would pay attention to this matter.

    We Love the Books.
    We’re about to Love the Movie, providing.. that its not him whos gonna play Jace.

    Consider it guys.

  • clairey fairy

    hmmmm personally i think he looks too young, but then again i thought r patt was too young too… wish theyd find someone ruggedly handsome with the face of an angel… tom fletcher (mcfly) is who i pictured when reading the books… hell tom felton (draco- harry potter) makes a better jace than this jamie dude OR pettyfer!!

  • Melissa

    You people are disgusting. Alex Pettyfer doesn’t CARE about COB. He took months out of the producer’s time to find a better Jace and didn’t even have the decency to accept or reject it all that time. JCB is a great actor. Buff him up and give him a chance. Get over yourselves. You think the producers are going to care at all what you individually think? Damn, we haven’t even seen a trailer or an interview, or a audition tape, and you people are already saying you’re not seeing the movie??

    You’re just like twilight fans. Immature, arrogant, idiotic, simple-minded rejects.

    • thomasd5

      Melissa, could you perhaps share the source of your information with us ? I don’t remember having seen any statement from Alex Pettyfer or Screen Gems about that. And Screen Gems promised not to greenlight the movie without Alex Pettyfer. So if they are unable to keep their promise, they should explain to the fans what is the reason for that !
      And if they can’t give a convincing reason, I will neither watch the movie on the Big Screen nor buy a DVD/BD. Not because I’m not interested in the movie, which I’ll probably see on TV sooner or later, but because I don’t want to support people who don’t keep their promises without giving aný reasons. I feel being lied at, and that makes me even more disappointed and angry than the casting decision itself.

  • LUCI

    a lot of people say: cmon give him a chance….. A CHANCEEE????LOOK AT HIM AND READ THE BOOK FIRST PEOPLE. ROBERT DE NIRO IS A GOOD ACTOR, THIS DUDE IS NOT A GOOD ACTOR….AND HE IS SO DIFFERENT FROM JACE, HE IS SO UGLY….MY MOM THOUGHT THAT HE WAS A WOMAN….they have to respect the book and the fans!!!!NEXT YEAR COMES OUT THE HOBBIT, I KNOW IT WILL BE A FANTASTIC ADAPTATION FROM THE BOOK,LIKE THE LORD OF THE RINGS, BUT THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BE AWFUL HORRIBLE AND VERY BADD!!!!!

  • annie

    NOOOOOOO! Jamie may be a good actor but he is NOT JACE! As devoted fans of this series, you would think they’d take the fans opinions into consideration! After all, we’re the ones that bought the books! We’re the one’s who fell in love with the characters, namely Jace! Can we have a voice here! I love Cassandra Clare but was hugely disappointed that she thought Jamie was perfect! Whyyyyyy?????? It is a sad, sad, sad day in the TMI world!..sniff, sniff. 8-(

    • thomasd5

      I totally agree !

  • Amara

    I will not watch this movie with Jamie in it. I might pay a dollar at the redbox when it comes out but that’s still doubtful.

  • Melissa

    Guys I take that back I’m just like twilight fans. I’m Immature, arrogant, idiotic, simple-minded rejects.
    YAY me I’m Melissa and I talk shyt.

  • Schuyler

    Originally I really wanted Alex Pettyfer to get the part, and there were a few seconds where I was disappointed by this news. I read the article about Cassie’s response to this and how dedicated Jamie seemed to be to this role, and it totally changed my mind. I’m now definitely looking foward to seeing Jamie playing Jace in the movie!! :)

  • crystal

    i actually really didn’t want JCB as Jace, BUT i just read this article, and it has totally changed my mind :
    http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2011/06/01/cassie-clare-on-jamie-campbell-bower-mortal-instruments/
    I know hollywood crush is not exactly reliable, but its a legit interview with Cassandra Clare and seriously, if the author of the books, who CREATED the character, really loves JCB as Jace, then we totally can’t have a fat cry. I would be annoyed if everyone hated the person I thought was perfect for my own character. I will watch the first movie, and if it’s crap then, won’t watch the others. it’s simple really.

    • thomasd5

      I’m afraid Cassandra Clare is compelled to agree on any casting decision, otherwise she would ruin the movie adaption of her book. She may try to influence a decision before, but once a decision is announced she has to applaud.

  • Dana

    Wow, way to ruin a good series. A boy who looks to be about 12 playing Jace. What horrible casting really. No offense to this young man but, he DOES NOT fit the role.

  • Whitnee

    They’ve ruined soooo many books and The Mortal Instruments is the next one on their to kill list. I didn’t even like who they casted for Clary.

    I guess I will just have to see how the trailers are. If they ruin the books they will have a LOT of fans to deal with. These books are super popular.

    So… we’ll see! ;D

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  • Katt

    DANGGIT!! I wanted Alexander Ludwig to play him… Him or Alex Pettyfer… Oh well, I’m gonna give this guy a chance. Hopefully he will bulk up like Taylor Lautner did for New Moon. And he BETTER get rid of the guyliner. I think Jamie will make an good Jace as long as
    1. He’s a good actor.(Is he??)
    2. He gets muscles(hehe)
    3. They fix his hair(and makeup?? O.o)

  • Lora

    Guise seriously give jamie a chance- people are right in one way- yes i would have liked pettyfer to play jace aswell but seriously, people need to get over themselves! if cassie can see jamie s her jace- then Jamie will be her Jace! and unlike a lot of you other fck wits i will be seeing the movie and give it a goddamn chance!

  • Bethan

    Still not sure about him, but I’m willing to give him a chance. Most hated Robert Pattinson as Edward but a lot of fans changed their minds about him. As for Alex playing Jace, yes he may look the part, but do we really want somebody to play him who didn’t really seem that intrested?

  • ricg

    Heard Jamie is wasting his time with this book. I heard a lot of negative about the book and the author. Oh gosh, Jamie, you can do better than this! You’re a very talented person if what I heard about this story is true

  • Trinidadiangirl

    Lame lame lame. straight from the caribbean. plz put someone SEXY as jace because he is supposed to be sexy not this girly looking eyeliner wearing freak

  • Elle

    You all are so damn ignorant.

    If you’re a TRUE fan, like some of you totally lie about, then you would know Cassandra Clare personally LOVES Jamie as Jace and would not pick anyone else. Supposedly authors cannot have any say in what happens with the movies out of their books, however, Mrs.Clare is agreeing with who should and should not be castes. Shit. Please, you all dumbfounded people. Don’t ruin this movie with such negative comments already when they haven’t even begun fucking filming. He has that Jace wild look. The smirk and smile completely resembles. That’s just my opinion though. I bet half of you are twilight fans and are just pissed your poor Edward Cullen can’t play the role. -_-

    And this article offends me. Mortal instruments should NEVER be compared to Twilight. I am a fan of both though difference is Cassandra Clare has remarkable unchildish writing. The books aren’t anything I’ve read before and I completely enjoy them. First Harry Potter, a LEGEND, gets compared to twilight and now this? When will it stop? Not every fantasy movie/book has to be compared, you know!

  • Elle

    By the way, those of who you say you’re not going to watch the movie? Yeah, way to ruin Cassandra Clare’s total DESERVING moment. Not every author gets their book made into a movie. Give it a chance. Hate it the first time? They’ll pick a different director for the second. Simple as that.
    Stop being such pricks.

  • Shannel

    Be nice. i love Jamie and i was rooting for him to play Jace. i think it will be interesting for him to play jace. Sure alex pettyfer would have been okay but really he wasn’t a favorite for me. i dislike it when people discourage actors because they aren’t who they saw in their image. That’s like God telling you that you weren’t made in his image. so be nice. he really will do fine, quit being such idiots and watch the movie because of your love of the BOOK, twilight had this same problem now look at it.

  • ShadowHunter

    come on they should have got alex pettyfer to play jace, this jamie guy looks like he’s going bald or has a really high forhead!! they needa do some major work with his hair like they did with twilight guy who plays emmett :O

  • thomasd5

    From 2008 on various fan pages almost all fans agreed that Alex Pettyfer would be the perfect Jace. Nobody had the idea JCB, Ed Speelers, Max Irons or anybody else would be the perfect Jace at that time.
    And when it was announced last fall that TMI would really be turned into a movie almost all fans were happy that Alex Pettyfer was “in talks” and read the TMI-novels over the holidays.
    And most of the fans were extremely happy in January when Clint Culpepper, president of Sony Screen Gems was quoted MAKE.BELIEVE the fans that he would fulfill the fans wishes and not “greenlight” the movie without Alex Pettyfer. An official acknowledgment about the Jace casting was supposed to come early the following week.

    Unfortunately that acknowledgment never came, instead there was no official statement at all but rumors that the negotiations had reached an “impasse”.
    And shortly after that there were ridiculous rumors were published about Alex Pettyfer by bloggers and the tabloid press, about his “attitude”, that he was terrifying his Ex Dianna and other totally laughable stories.
    And at that point some fans believed those strange stories and started thinking over alternatives.
    In March people were surprised by a public casting call for Jace, and there were thrown some names around, which in combination with rumors about Alex Pettyfer started the camp discussions.

    In April Clint Culpepper was quoted again saying that he still would like to cast Alex Pettyfer, which made the long-term TMI fans happy. And in May we had some new names and finally the casting decision.
    And I’m not saying that JCB is a bad actor and I’m not taking a position whether or not he is a person people could imagine as Jace. Maybe it works for the movie people,because for them TMI is a new world. The long term TMI fans may have a problem with the casting decision because they have imagined Alex Pettyfer as Jace for years, and even in case JCB would be changed to meet exactly the description from the books, he still doesn’t look like Alex, walk like Alex and talk like Alex. And therefore many long term TMI fans still might have a problem with that.

    And I think, after promising that Screen Gems would not “greenlight” the movie without Alex Pettyfer, Screen Gems owes the fans an explanation why they were unable to keep their promise and had to backpedal on their announcement.
    I don’t think many fans, who are of course also consumers, like to be lied to, and actually I feel being lied to, and that is not a base for enjoying a movie that I originally was exited to see.
    After almost two weeks after the casting announcement, I still feel anger and disappointment every time “TMI” or “Sony” comes to my mind, and sometimes even when thinking about movies in general.

    So it would be nice if there finally was an explanation !

  • keke

    i have read all the book and i belive in mackup he has cute eyes im di prefere alex but i guess he had better offers than this one i think this jace will work we joust have to give him a chance loke we did with robert pattinson, i do agree that they change the story alot in the script but thats what we want to see our books come to life.

  • River

    Well one thing first, when I heard that Clint Culpepper wouldn’t make film if Alex Pettyfer didn’t take a role of Jace more than everythyng else THAT was my most disapponting fact. I love this book and biggest shame would be if they ditch it bcs some people think that Pettyfer would be greatest Jace ever. Common people from start I could never imagined him as Jace and still I cannot find any reason to picture him in that role. Sure he’s got looks but not more than Jamie. I was looking couple of his photos and can find great similarity with Jace like
    http://www.imdb.com/media/rm517898752/nm2570429 – angel face
    http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com/images/gallery/jamie-campbell-bower-photo_242x364.jpg – smirky gace
    http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/Jamie-Campbell-Bower-Chris-Chibnall-camelot-slice.jpg – warrior face ^^
    All things said, to me doesn’t matter what ”face” plays Jace only that he plays him good and book is faithfully transferred to big screen.

  • A Fan

    I think they should of used Benjamin Stone for
    Have , he would’ve been a great match for this role
    Since Alex P. Isn’t inn for the role. But trust me
    If you see Benjamin Stones he is hot, just look him up
    , he’s perfect for this role!!!!!

  • Akerra

    WHAT THE FUCK!!!! WHY ARE THEY CASTING JAMIE AS JACE?? OH MY GOD EVERYBODY WAS LIKE JACE IS GOING TO BE ALEX PETTEYFER BUT NOOOOO THE MOVIE WANNA BE SOME SHIT FACES AND CAST JAMIE HE IS FROM TWILIGHT!!! OH MY GOD THIS MOVIE IS GONNA SUCK SOOOOOOO HARD IF JAMIE IS IN THERE!!!!!!!!!! I WILL WATCH IT AND THEY BETTER MAKE JAMIE LOOK LIKE JACE WAYLAND/MORGENSTERN/HERONDALE/LIGHTWOOD. I HOPE THEY SAY JAMIE ALEX IS BETTER SORRY BUT YOU CAN BE ANTHOR CHARACTER. I HAD MY HOPES UP AND EVERYTHING NOW THEY ARE CRUSHED! DID THEY EVEN LOOK AT JACE ON CITY OF BONES.HE IS A SEXY BADASS! AND LILY’S HAIR ISNT EVEN THAT RED LOOK AT CITY OF ASHES AND FALLEN ANGELS! THE MAKE UP PEOPLE BETTER DO A GOOD JOB OR I WILL NOT SEE THE REST OF THE MOVIES.

  • Random

    Face it Alex Pettyfer is not a really a great actor Jamie Bowie is a way better actor and Alex is some that look like they can’t be funny and face it jace was really funny I think Jamie Bowie was a better choice cause he is a better actor then Alex and they can fic hike up to look like jace and also Alex face is to squareish and Jamie is more feminine look so is going to be easier to fix him to look like jace

  • Holly

    wtf!? no offense to jamie but i really really wanted alex pettyfer to play the part. i geuss maybe he could look okay with makeup and working out…. but sorry he just isnt Jace. i mean come on in the picture he is wearing makeup. would jace ever ever ever wear makeup? didnt think so.

  • Angelic29

    I want Alex Pettyfer to be Jace. Sorry to say Bower is not suited for the role.

  • Depressed

    This is terrible.
    Lily Collins isn’t right, Jamie Campbell Bower isn’t right, the next actor cast will be totally wrong as well.
    Why isn’t Cassandra Clare doing anything?
    Oh right, cause she “can’t”.
    This sucks, and I hate him.

  • Becca

    slightly sad….i did expect Alex to do it, he’s still all over google is see… buuuuuut….i love the books, and i guess i’ll watch it to support that fact… still very sad i think he would have dont an excellent job.. the only thing that will completely ruin it for me is if they screw up Magnus Bane at this point cuz im sure this new dude for Jace can pull it off…tho he’s not Alex… its cool tho they just better not screw up the other parts cuz that’s just the end of the movie…

    i say, Mr.JCB, Muscle Milk, Master Cuts and Memorization of the character will be your miracle sir…please do Jace justice, he is all OUR favorite!!!

  • nay&fuli

    okay, the movie already sucks!!
    first friggen jamie and now a change in the story line!
    ALEX PETTYFERS ACTING SKILLS SHOULD NEVER BE COMPARED TO WHAT RPATTZ DID TO TWILIGHT!
    if it tuns out like twilight did. ill cry. :( !!!
    alex pettyfer ftw!!

  • Confused

    Ummm I’m a bit confused? Were the people that casted him high? First i see Lily Collins as Clary, now this guy? Is Hollywood serious? They’re about to turn an awesome book into a crappy movie!!! It’s ridiculous. I wish Cassandra Clare was as anal about her casting as J.K. Rowling was with Harry Potter. This guy looks nothing like how i pictured Jace; he’s pathetic. UGH!!!

  • krysta

    Even if the tabloids were right about pettyfer having an attitude problem…that makes him even more perfect for the role. Jace has a major attitude. Plus ..he is supposed to be attractive. They’re going to need a lot of makeup to make this man look like the angel he is supposed to be. I honestly no longer want to see the movie with him in the cast. I bought all four books. So Mrs. Claires pocket won’t be effected much. Besides. Id rather picture the cast the way I want it..instead of ruining the books entirely. If I see the movie every time a reread the books…ill be greeted with that icky face..

  • kira

    all i can say is that this is completely f****d. sorry but as soon as i read the first book i immediately thought that’s alex right there. all hell is going to break loose if jamie plays this part. he just doesn’t have the quality that obviously so many other people associate with alex. this is wrong and people are going to revolt definitely. CHANGE THE CASTING!!!

  • becca

    if this guy play jace wayland no one will want to see this movie . alex pettyfer fits it better and if they cast this guy they shouldnt even make the movie it would be a wast of money and i thank they should us the people that would watch the movie we read the books we know who would be better for the movie and im sry but alex is the one that i thank fit the way jace looks and acts so if hes not casted i know all the people (or most) that read the books wont want to see the movie because it would just be a wast of money .

  • Ashlee

    HORRIBLE castind decision!!! he would be great as like Magnus Bane but as Jace? HELL NO!!! If he’s playing Jace I don’t even want to watch the movies….and I LOVE the book series.

    Jamie is a great actor, he’s just NOT Jace Wayland!

    I wont even bother watching these movies. Way to ruin a good thing.

  • kayla

    The casting is terrible.Why cast Jamie Bower as jace? Thats the wrost decision I’ve ever seen,I hope you people will change that casting. Lily Collins is ok,she looks perfect for the character of Clary.

  • Beth

    Oh, grow up everybody! Get over physical descriptions! Pettyfer can’t act, he has been in movie adaptions of three very successful books, and he fit the parts darn well in looks, but somehow, his acting was not up to par and they all failed. If you really cared about Mortal Instruments you would be cheering at this decision. Has anybody ever seen Sweeney Todd? Jamie has perfect Jace hair in that and he can act, it’s not his fault they posted a stupid picture of him on this board, look him up on google, you’ll find a lot of good ones too. As for Twi-Hards, he’s in like, one-scene, and looks absolutely nothing like himself, so I doubt they’ll be flocking in just for him, they don’t flock in for Dakota Fanning movies, do they? The Runaways anyone? That’s what I thought.

  • molly

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im absolutely gutted!
    He’s the last person i would cast as jace :(

    I watched him in camelot where he was supposed to be the all powerful king arthur…instead he comes across as pathetic, weak and whiny. He is in no way Jace.

    Yes Alex Pettyfer was perfect for the role of Jace but if we couldnt have him surely there were better people to play jace instead of Jamie Campbell Power.

    I hope he pulls out of this and if Alex wont play Jace then someone like Ed Speelers or Max Irons or anyone other than Jamie should play Jace!

    Really dissapointed and hope this doesnt destroy a fantastic book series :(

  • Wow…

    Seriously? you all complain SO much. “Waaaah its not Alex im not watching any more i hate my life” Honestly, Hollywood can do anything to anyone. When these movies turn out amazing and he nails the part )which i personally think he would have to be able to do to even be cast as jace) and you are all crying because its not the actor you wanted, ill be laughing at you as I walk out of the theatres with my half eaten bag of popcorn. Suck it up buttercups

  • kate

    i don’t think jamie will ever be like jace and neither alex p but i guess we will just have to get over it and live with it but i hope they pick someone good for simon and that doesn’t mean we have to not watch the movie im deff going to see it wether anyone else does is that!

    ps.jamie isn’t that buff either but watevers!

  • SS

    This guy is so not Jace! Terrible casting decision.

  • Ocean_Lover

    Awww are we all going through little tantrums cuz we didnt get what we wanted? have you girls seen beastly or i am number four? alex wasnt THAT great of an actor. And you girls obviously dont appreciate or love the mortal instruments as much as some people if you dont give things a chance. epically Jamie. Everyone pictures Jace differently! and you wont always agree with what happens but SO WHAT?! Jamie will probably be better then Alex, just seems like it. grow up and try to act like mature adults.

  • love

    i think i’m going 2 puke with this news!!!!!

    oh my!!!
    …….

    i just hope..

  • Elissia

    Well I am never going to watch this movie because this series is my favourite book series and I was so excited when I found out that they were making it into a movie and I was absolutely devastated when I discovered Jamie Campbell bower was playing Jace Wayland!!! Like seriously if they actually want this movie to be a good one they should at least have good cast!!! And if the don’t have alex pettyfer playing the role of Jace Wayland I and I think everyone else will never want to watch the movie!!! Thanks for ruining a perfectly good movie!!! Alex pettyfer is who the people want so that’s who they should get!!!

  • Natalie

    I don’t find Alex Pettyfer and the support behind him for the part of Jace Wayland bothered me for some time. However, with the casting of Jamie Campbell Bower, I find myself wishing Alex Pettyfer had been cast instead.

    That said, I also don’t like Lily Collins. There’s something really dirty about her and it’s not just her eyebrows.

    With any luck, the casting for Clockwork Angel and such will be far better. Either go with what’s safe or go with someone unknown. In the end, the image matters just as much as the performance if not more.

  • Natalie

    I don’t find Alex Pettyfer attractive**

  • Lady Hail

    I dont think Jamie fits! it must be Alex!

  • Shanelle

    I was disipointed that they chose Lily Collins as Clary. Sure, I can imagine her appearance as Clary but being completely honest, she is not a talented actor. I have seen her work and found it to come across over acted, and phony. Nothing was belivable, and the movie Abduction was a JOKE. But hopefully Jaime Campbell will be able to act out the part of Jace well. Though I do agree with others that Alex’s cookiecutter good looks were what I imagined for Jace. Because through out the novel he is described as so atractive, I imaged someone who had the “traditional” good looks rather than a more androgenus face. But just because he doesn’t look how I imagined him doesn’t mean he won’t play the part well. We will just have to wait and see I guess. ;)

  • I hate him

    I’m very excited when I heard that there will be a movie but when I heard that he will be the one who will play the character of Jace, I’ve already lost my interest. F***. I don’t like him. I want Alex Pettyfer or somebody. Just not that actor. I’m sorry for the words. I just very sad and I’ve lost my interest in rereading the books. :’(

  • kkk

    if not ales pettyfer then choose ed speelers then!

  • No way

    Two words alex pettyfer.

  • lesley

    omg they really didnt do a good job on the casting seriously when i think of jace i think of alex pettyfer not jamie im not trying to be rude but jamie doesnt have the face or body jace has i mean when i read the books i was in love they were amazing and i was even more happy when they were makeing a movie but there casting ruined it i honestly hope they do something about this or my guess is not that many people will see the movie

  • lesley

    omg they did a terible job casting seriously when i think of jace i see alex pettyfer not jamie im not trying to be rude but jamie doesnt have any of jaces features like his face or body i just dont see jamie as Jace and not a lot of people do i just hope they fix this or im guess not a lot of people will go

  • dang it

    i do wish alex pettyfer was jace instead of this guy but alex was offerd the part but he denid it for the movie the last apretice sadly i cant say that was a bad idea for him play that part because i never read that book before but i did read the serious the mortal indestres and i thought he was perfect also sorry about my terible spelling

  • GuinessBabe

    WTF?????
    THERE IS NO WAY THAT JAMIE HAS EITHER THE ASTHETICS OR THE CHARISMA TO PLAY JACE!!!!
    Alex would be a good fit. He has that whole screw-the-world, I-know-I’m-hot-so-I-don’t-need-you -to -tell-me attitude down pat. He’s Jace incarnate.

  • No way

    I am re reading the books the only person I see as jace is Alex pettyfer.
    BTW I will not watch the movie! If I do the books will never be the same

  • Hannah Leigh

    I feel like this was a horrible casting decision. He doesn’t fit Jace’s description AT ALL. AT ALL. AT ALL. I can’t repeat it enough. I’m upset about this. I really hope that they dye Lily Collins hair bright red, otherwise this whole movie will be a fail.

  • Liou

    People saying Jamie isn’t sexy enough – are you blind or do you have terrible taste?!
    He is a delicious piece of hothothotness that makes the panties drop, and some of the boxers too!
    Girls, are you simply jealous that he’s prettier than you?
    We’re talking about the lad who turned Dumbledore gay, for goodness’ sake!
    (Actually, the fact that he seems to irritate you so much already shows an aspect of Jace)
    As for his acting CV, he was good enough to work with Tim freaking Burton!!!
    Have you even watched him in interviews?

    I believe in Jamie, I think he’ll nail the role.

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  • Kristelle Cooper

    Omg i am so happy he is playing Jace. To be honest he is exactly like i envisioned him to be like, hes super hot, lean, rockstar looking and i totally dig it! Jace shouldn’t look like a big fucking jock, like Jace barely ate in the book and you expect him to be a big muscular jock lol. Im really cut up about all these negative comments about him being Jace. Like seriously he is only doing his job and i think the movie will be fantastic and he will bring this character to life in my opinion he already has from what I’ve seen in the trailer. Im sure Jamie can make all the fans of the book be happy about him being Jace but hes trying his best. I cannot wait till the movie comes out, and to all the people saying negative shit about Jamie can just grow the fuck up. LOL.

  • Guest

    Oh man… What a horrible cast choice! Jamie Bower does not look anything like how Jace Wayland is described in the book other than the fact that he is blonde! I was thinking they should of had someone like a blonde version of Drew Van Acker play Jace. Kind of disappointed but we’ll see how it goes :/

  • Alexandra

    They ruined Jace. Ugh. I’m not watching the movie, purely because of the casting choices. It’ll ruin my mental image of Jace.

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