Jamie Campbell Bower has been cast as the male lead of the Screen Gems adaptation The Mortal Instruments, portraying Jace Wayland. We reported back in January that Screen Gems issued a casting call for the role, which has now been filled.

The project is based on the Cassandra Clare novel series of the same name, which centers on a young woman named Clary Fray (Lily Collins) who discovers she has "The Sight," the ability to see both demons and Shadowhunters. Clary Fray reaches out to Jace Wayland, a legendary Shadowhunter who helps her track down Clary's abducted mother.

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Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion) is directing The Mortal Instruments from an adapted screenplay by Jessica Postigo.

Alex Pettyfer was rumored to be in contention for the Jace Wayland role, before he reportedly ditched the project in favor of The Last Apprentice.