Jamie Campbell Bower Cast as Jace Wayland

May 31, 2011 cassandra clare, films, news + updates, Wendy 6

So. What do you think of today’s news announcing that Jamie Campbell Bower has been cast as Jace Wayland in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments series? Happy with the choice?

He’s most well-known for small roles in the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises, so this is a pretty big deal for this young actor. I didn’t really have a horse in this race, but this kind of an unusual choice–he must have tested spectacularly well with Lily Collins, who’s long been confirmed as the lead for Clary.

We’ll see how this goes…though I do hope his people get him some better publicity shots to circulate soon!

6 Responses to “Jamie Campbell Bower Cast as Jace Wayland”

  1. Wendy Darling

    Same here, Candy. I pictured someone with a lot of arrogance and a lot of edge–a ladykiller, but someone who has also seen a lot of things in his life he’d rather forget. Just based on these photos, it’s hard to tell whether this actor will live up to that..but hopefully the filmmakers will really *get* the character, beyond just the surface wittiness and charm.

  2. candyn

    My first reaction is disappointment with this choice, mostly because I didn’t love his Arthur in the Camelot series. I liked him in Harry Potter though. So far I haven’t seen the fierce, strong, lionish presence in him that I picture when I think of Jace, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there of course. Perhaps this role will bring it out in him. I’m sure I’ll see the movie no matter what I suspect about casting and he’ll probably work out fine.

  3. Wendy Darling

    I can’t really remember how he was in those other two series, but he could be really good…it’s too soon to tell. Face is cute, this photo (and his hair) is just a little goofy!

  4. Melissa

    Yeah, he just ain’t working for me as Jace. But you never know. Totally agree on the publicity shots.