It’s been three months and counting since Alex Pettyfer was offered the role of Jace Wayland in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” film adaptation.
One month ago Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper confirmed that they were still negotiating with the “Beastly” and “I Am Number Four” star for the role of the coveted Shadowhunter.
With more than three months to consider taking on the role and negotiations still on-going, one must wonder if Pettyfer will ever accept the role.
It seems as if the Pettyfer for Jace has hit a speed bump.
Deadline reported that Pettyfer will be starring in “Magic Mike,” a film based on the real life events of Channing Tatum’s time as a male stripper.
Here are the deets, according to Deadline.
Soderbergh’s Magic Mike is the story of a friendship set in the world of male strippers. Tatum plays the title character, who schools a young dancer (Pettyfer) in how to hustle on and off the stage. It’s a wild summer of dancing, partying, and women. The inspiration was Channing’s own experiences as a stripper when he was 19. With Tatum, Nick Wechsler is producing with Gregory Jacobs and Reid Carolin who is writing the script. Soderbergh has called the film “sexy, funny and shocking” using Saturday Night Fever as a model.
Will this new role interfere with “Mortal Instruments” filming, which is scheduled to begin late summer or early fall of this year?
Author Cassandra Clare revealed that when she met with Screen Gems that they had narrowed down the Jace contenders to six actors, one of which we can assume is Pettyfer.
So there is no need to fret, “Mortal Instruments” fans. Have faith in the producers and the studio that they will find the perfect Jace Wayland.
The fact that they have taken so long in the search is quite encouraging. After all, looks alone won’t make an actor the perfect choice for the role. An actor should possess the essence of Jace. I feel confident that that the producers will indeed find an actor that will embody Jace and will deliver on screen.
What do you guys think? Are you ready to move on from the Alex for Jace campaign or are you not ready to stop believing? If Alex isn’t going to play Jace which actor would you like to see take on the role?