Which 'Twilight'er is Taking the Lead in 'The Mortal Instruments'?

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Jamie Campbell Bower is ready to move on from two big franchises (Harry Potter & Twilight) into another…this time playing the lead.

According to Deadline, Screen Gems has cast Bower as the male lead in The Mortal Instruments, the Scott Charles Stewart-directed adaptation of the Cassandra Clare novel series.

Bower will play Jace Wayland, starring alongside Lily Collins, who'll play the lead heroine Clary Fray. She has The Sight, and can see both demons and Shadowhunters. Jace is one of the best of the latter. When Clary's mother is abducted, she is forced to learn about her bloodline and abilities in order to get her mother back. Clare's series is comprised of six novels and is expected to launch a franchise.

Many stars were in the running for the coveted role, including Alex Pettyfer. Bower is best known for playing King Arthur in the TV series "Camelot," Caius in the final installments of The Twilight Saga and Gellert Grindelwald in the final Harry Potter films.

Have you read The Mortal Instruments? What do you think of the casting?

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