Bower, Speleers Compete For “Instruments”

“Camelot” and “Sweeney Todd” star Jamie Campbell Bower, “Eragon” lead Ed Speleers and newcomer Leebo Freeman have all tested for the role of the shadow hunter Jace in the upcoming film adaptation of “The Mortal Instruments” for Screen Gems says The Wrap.

Based on Cassandra Clare’s six-novel young adult series, the story follows a girl whose mother is attacked by a mysterious creature and taken from her home in New York. When the girl, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), tries to get her back, she learns unnerving truths about her own bloodline.

All three are up for the male lead part and, with the film being seen as a franchise launcher, it’s a potential career-maker. Scott Charles Stewart is directing while Jessica Postigo adapted the screenplay. Robert Kulzer, Michael Lynne and Robert Shaye are producing.