THE TUDORS’ Jonathan Rhys Meyers is apparently in talks to join the cast of upcoming fantasy flick MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES.

Adapted from the novel (surprise, surprise!) written by Cassandra Clare, if Meyers joined the cast he would play Valentine Morgenstern, a Shadowhunter (half-angel warrior) who is set on ridding the world of evil. Valentine is described as being powerful but extremely determined, and at times takes things a little too far. Lily Collins is set to play main character Clary Fray, who discovers she is a descendant of a past Shadowhunter and signs herself up to join their initiative. Other names on the cast list include Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Maillet, Jemima West, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey and Kevin Zegers.

Since the success of the likes of HARRY POTTER, TWILIGHT and THE HUNGER GAMES, it’s no surprise we’re still being bombarded with novel adaptations, especially ones aimed at young adults. In my personal opinion, nothing will beat HP, but it’s good to see people trying!

Directed by Harald Zwart (THE KARATE KID (2010) & THE PINK PANTHER 2), MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES is scheduled for a August 2013 release.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter