The Wrap is reporting that three actors are in the running for the role of Shadowhunter Jace Wayland in the upcoming “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” movie adaptation.
According to the report, Jamie Campbell Bower, Ed Speleers and Leebo Freeman all tested with Lily Collins on Friday on the Sony Pictures lot.
Collins was seen leaving the Robert Young Building with Freeman following the screen tests.
Bower is known for his role in The Twilight Saga’s “New Moon” and “Eclipse.” Speleers stared in another book to movie adaptation in “Eragon.” Freeman is a newcomer.
The more I think about it the report makes sense. On Friday, Bower teased his fans about a role that he had screen tested for.
He tweeted the following:
“Screen test done for….. Nah I’ll keep you guessing. Its in fate, producers, actors and directors hands now.”
Could he have been referring to testing with Collins for the role of Jace? Seems likely.
As is everything that has been surfacing over the past couple of weeks, it is just speculation until there is an official announcement.
Cassandra Clare posted the following reply to the report on Twitter last last night:
“I have no reason to think it isn’t and reason to think it probably is (since it is 1am in LA, I am not going to be able to check anything right now.) What I do not think is that this means what you think it means. It is a report that says that three actors tested with Lily Collins. Testing with Lily is the final stage of casting, yes. But that does not mean these are the only three actors who have ever or will ever test with Lily. I know they aren’t. This is something for fans to be pleased about because it means *casting is actively progressing.*
Also: I am not the best source for movie news. I am never going to be. I can only tell you the little bit I know.”
But it’s OK to get excited over this report. What do you guys think? Could you see one of these three actors as Jace? Who do you think would make the best Jace? Sound off in the comments below!