Jamie Campbell Bower IS Jace Wayland!

Jamie Campbell Bower IS Jace Wayland!

He’s played a king, a dark wizard and a vampire…now Jamie Campbell Bower will be gracing the big screen as shadowhunter Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments series.

The 22-year-old British actor scored the lead role alongside Lily Collins in the first of the series, Deadline reports.

Summary: Clary (Collins) discovers that she can see supernatural beings that no one else can, gets drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters (teens who kill demons and monsters) and learns that her mother is somehow mysteriously connected to all the strange happenings around her.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Jamie as Jace?

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  • Lils

    well, I hope he makes all TMI fans happy!

  • Kim

    0________0

  • londonlemminG

    YES, YES and YES!.
    He’s perfect for the part!

  • Hache

    … No…
    Why???
    I’m totally disappointed about the final choice…

  • grace

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO -______-

  • Toxicrayons

    Nooo!! Please..

    Jace Wayland is Alex Pettyfer, yes or yes

  • amy

    Mm i’m glad its not alex tbh, but not sure about this guy :/ whats going on with casting at the minute!? First josh as peeta and now this D:

  • tina

    he needs to start working out asap if he’s going to be jace

  • Ale

    i want ALEX PETTYFER i mean jamie is a good actor but is not how i imagine that handsome shadowhunter :’(

  • samantha

    nOooOo ALEX PETTYFER IS THE PERFECT JACE

  • Mariela

    OMG YES! YES! YES!!!! I AM SO HAPPY HE GOT THE ROLE!! AND WE FINALLY KNOW WHO IS OUR JACE!!!

  • angie

    ummm…

  • Becky

    NO THIS IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!! UGH ALEX PETTYFER IS SO PERFECT FOR THE ROLL… B/S.. :(

  • http://twitter.com/imeannothing Laís Malek

    No, he is NOT! It’s a rumour, yes, it was posted on a generally reliable site, but Screen Gems hasn’t confirmed yet!

  • cristina

    What? Big big mistake! He is not Jace in a million years… I’m sorry but it is true… I mean it is not because he is not a good actor because he is indeed, but he is not Jace…

  • http://twitter.com/theKevinLong Kevin

    @amy:
    Great to see it’s all about the looks for you :/ Problem with Pettyfer is that he’s far too sure of his own good looks. Bower, although not as conventionally “handsome” as Pettyfer, he is the better actor and I’d rather that value in a lead character rather than looks! Just my two cents on the topic!

  • http://twitter.com/theKevinLong Kevin

    Sorry Amy, that was actually meant for @Ale.

  • aly91

    @cristina:

    you didn’t see him pull off the character yet? HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?
    look wise, no he is not my Jace, but dude better pull off the character. They have makeup and stuff to make him look more like Jace, but you can’t fix someone’s acting.

  • Ana

    well, jamie’s ok, i guess…
    but i’d rather see alex pettyfer play jace. he seems much more bad boy-ish.

  • Megan

    NOOOOOO. He is NOT Jace, but then neither is Alex P, though Jace does need to sure of his looks, just like Alex is. I’am so upset about Jamie, I’ve got nothing against him and he’s a good actor but he is so not the Jace I had in my mind :(

  • julie

    NOOOOOOOOO PLZ DON’T DO THAT TO ME:……:’( :’( :’( :’(

  • Lina

    I am so disappointed Pettyfer is not Jace. This has totally ruined how I see the character….what a sad, sad day this has become with this casting. I am debating whether or not I will even want to see the movie now. What crap this casting decision is!

  • Lilac

    I don’t know about this one, but he IS a great actor. I’m going to save my casting issues/opinions for after the movie has come out.

  • Kenny

    Alex Pettyfer was the only person I wanted to see play Jace! :c

  • dina

    listen…. Maybe right now, he might not have the perfect look like Jace… but give it a year and he will buff up and get those blond curls…. because honestly speaking, he is the best actor among the 3 choices there was… lets not forget that Jace is not only just a pretty face, but there is much more underneath and I think jamie will be able to play that very well!!! Jace practically changes from book to book, so you need an actor that can adapt to that and play that perfectly!! and who knows, maybe him and Lily have great chemistry!!!

  • Trish

    I don’t like this pick. I wanted Alex but knew that wouldn’t happen so I would have liked to see Ed Speleers or Ben Stone play Jace. They fit the look more.

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  • Monica

    I’m sorry, he may be a good actor, but considering Jace HAS to be GORGEOUS or at least SOMEWHAT goodlooking, Jamie just doesn’t cut out for it. He doesnt even have any of the “angular” features they describe Jace having.
    & i’m not so sure if any makeup can fix this…

  • Amanda

    What a disappointment! I really wanted Alex P for Jace. This guy looks like a little kid playing dress up. Jace is SUPPPOSED to be entirely too confident , even arrogant, and gorgeous. I mean, hello, Clary spends most of her time talking about his looks.

    He’d better be one heck of an actor because I’m not seeing it.

  • Circles

    @Kevin: Yes and Jace is also very aware of his good looks in the books so Alex’s cockiness would be pretty much perfect!

    Anyway, as much as I don’t like JCB’s look – I think he’s far too effeminate and not even remotely intimidating/badass enough to play Jace – his acting chops aren’t exactly anything to be raving about either. Have you seen him in Camelot? He has no screen presence or charisma – which is kind of vital if you’re playing someone like Jace Wayland.

  • Ash

    Well, I really wasn’t happy about the news. I mean, I know that Alex wasn’t going to play the role anytime soon. Then I heard about Benjamin Stones, and I want HIM as Jace! I just got the news today also about Jamie being Jace. Well, I’m not entirely happy with it, but Jamie was actually third on my list as Jace. I’m just glad that it’s him and NOT Ed Speelers. I would’ve jumped off the bridge if it was Ed! I like giving people chances, and I want to give a fair chance to Jamie. :)

  • Celia

    No idea who or what Jace Wayland is, but congrats to Jamie.

  • jess

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Do they know that Jace is supposed to be cute..

  • Katie

    Why are people not liking Jamie as Jace?? I think he’ll be perfect!!

  • Soph123

    Although I LOVE Alex Pettyfer I’m glad he didn’t get the role. I didn’t want anyone I would already associate with another character playing Jace. A comment before had said “great to know its all about looks for you (sarcastic)” and I say, YES it is all about looks- It’s about how you invision the character. Personally, I had always invisioned Jace no matted how hard I tryed to see him as sunlight I saw him as darkness so it would be hard to please me. However, I don’t think JCB even REMOTELY adds up to the role of the dark prince with the stunning look of pure sunlight. To me, I associate him with the slimy Ciaus and it turns me off intirely. Jace needs an actor that when you see a picture of him you are entranced and want to continue gazing at it. It would be hard to aquire this but JCB isn’t it.

  • amy

    Actually I have changed my mind. I think he will do the role justice.

  • ella

    i think he’ll be a great jace.

  • Kelly

    NOOOO.

  • Mary

    He will rock the shit out of the role.

  • NAncee

    Alex was a better looking Jace, he was buff and had a deep cocky voice; in which this actor lacks. Why casting people, why?!

  • mary

    nooooo pleaseeeeeeee he’s a good actor but he’s not jace,this role is not for him, jace wayland is like an angel, and when i look at jaime…………………..no words HE IS SO UGLY the book said that jace is gorgeous and hottttt. clary is normal and maybe pretty or cute and lilly is just beautiful. THIS GONNA BE AWFULLLL

  • lauri

    THIS SUCKS!!!!!!! THIS GUY IS A GOOD ACTOR BUT HE’S SOO UGLY….OMG LOOK AT HIMMMM I WON’T GO TO SEE THE MOVIE IF THIS GUY IS GONNA BE JACE
    CASSANDRA SAID JACE IS BEAUTIFUL, NOT ME CASSANDRA WROTE THAT IN HER BOOK ANYONE HERE HAVE READ THE BOOK??

  • Samantha

    Ah, I don’t know what to think of this. He’s an amazing actor but his voice is too soft and he’s too sweet to play Jace! Not to mention the fact that he’s 22 and Jace is supposed to be 16! Maybe he’ll do a good job. I really hope so. For me, he’s not Jace. And Lily isn’t Clary. I hope they prove me wrong.

  • lauri

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I’M SORRY BUT LOOKS ARE IMPORTANT IN THIS ROLE SINCE JACE IS SUPPOSED TO BE HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!READ THE BOOKKK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK I DON’T WANT ALEX PETTYFER, BUT PLEASE GIVE THE ROLE TO SOMEONE THAT LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE JACE

  • angel

    guys, please calm down. i know that you all have different opinions, and i respect each and every one of them. honestly, when lily collins was cast for clary, i was feeling doubtful and didn’t think that she’d be right for the role. but hating on the actors before they’ve even done any acting at all? come on, give jamie a fair chance. we’ll see how he acts first. i’ve seen the way lily and jamie act in movies, and truthfully, i think both of them will be an amazing clary and jace. :) i hope that the movie version will be true to cassandra clare’s amazing novel!

  • pup

    FINALLY!!!!!!! Someone who I really wanted is casted. After such disappointment over the Hunger Games, I am happy! And on the ppl who want that Alex guy, fyi, he’s a total douche. No joke. Read his interviews. He’s so full of himself. -___-

  • catherine

    Don’t get me wrong, I love JCB, but he is not Jace!!!

  • Midz

    omg say it ain’t so! Jamie can’t be Jace if anyone should be Jace it should be Alex Pettyfer! Jamie isn’t buff or good looking like Alex Pettyfer! (No offence!) Also most of the fans wanted Alex Pettyfer from their fanfic made video on youtube for the trailer as well as their casting choice!
    Plus too all the people who are saying that they’re happy Alex isn’t Jace because of his cockiness well that’s one of the main reasons why he’s a perfect Jace, because if you’ve read the book then you know that Jace acts cocky, and is full of himself so Alex would be perfect plus he’s good looking like Jace and Jace’s description matches Alex perfectly also he already has the body for it (Watch Beastly to see for yourself!)
    SO IN THE END ALEX PETTYFER IS JACE WAYLAND!!!!!

  • Elizabeth kobsar

    I’m So Angry That They Didn’t Cast Alex Pettyfer As Jace Wayland. Oh Well, Let’s See What Jamie Bower Can Do With The Role. Simon Better Be Cute Or I’m Gonna Have A Problem -_-

  • kat

    HE IS PERFECT! :D

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