British hunk Alex Pettyfer (“Beastly,” “I Am Number Four”) is expected to begin negotiations this week for the male lead role in the film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s supernatural novel series “The Mortal Instruments” at Screen Gems reports Vulture.
The first installment, “City of Bones”, follows a ordinary teenage girl named Clary Fray (Lily Collins) who learns she is the descendent of the Shadowhunters, a clan of demon hunters who track and kill the creatures who run loose on the streets of New York City
Pettyfer would play sarcastic Shadowhunter Jace Wayland, the love interest of the lead with a terrible secret. Scott Charles Stewart (“Priest”) directs with plans to begin shooting in March should a deal be made with Pettyfer.
Jessica Postigo will adapt the script while Robert Kulzer, Michael Lynne and Robert Shaye will produce.