Alex Pettyfer may join Lily Collins in Mortal Instruments
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Out of nowhere Alex Pettyfer became the next teenage, Hollywood “It-guy”. With his upcoming roles in I AM NUMBER FOUR and BEASTLY, he is being sought out to star in another young adult novel turned film called MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. The series is written by Cassandra Clare and follows a young girl and her best bud who fall for Jace, who is an invisible demon hunter, which is the part that would go to Pettyfer. Lily Collins is already attached to star, but the studio head Clint Culpepper has said that if they can’t get Pettyfer to star in the film it won’t be greenlit. Apparently Collins isn’t a big enough land for this franchise. Pettyfer is presently in negotiations and if he accepts filming will begin this spring with a potential release in 2012.
This feels a little too much like a TWILIGHT-esque film and therefore not really something I’m terribly interested in. I guess I should just be happy it’s not another vampire film.