Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to join Harald Zwart's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

The film is based on a fantasy novel by Cassandra Clare that centers Clary Fray, who finds out that she is the descendant of half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters. She is tasked to help fight an ongoing battle to protect the world from demons.

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The actor will play Valentine Morgenstern, a powerful Shadowhunter looking to purify the world at any cost. Lily Collins is headlining as Clary Fray with Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan and Jemima West set to co-star.

Harald Zwart is directing from a script by Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King.

Production begins later this month in Toronto.