'His Mortal Instruments': Alex Pettyfer may play Jace

alex-pettyfer-lily-collins.jpgFans of Cassandra Clare's "His Mortal Instruments" books have been anxiously awaiting more casting news since the announcement that Lily Collins would play heroine Clary Fray. Now, Vulture reports that British model Alex Pettyfer - who has emerged as a fan favorite for the role of Jace - has officially been offered the gig.

Pettyfer is about to blow up big time as the star of "I Am Number Four" (alongside off-screen girlfriend, "Glee" star Dianna Agron), and now he's got the chance to latch onto what may be the next big teen franchise in the vein of "Hunger Games" or "Twilight."

Yeah, we said it. "His Mortal Instruments" may be the next "Twilight."

Word is that Screen Gems' pres Clint Colpepper is so enamored with Pettyfer that the film's green light may depend on whether or not he negotiates a deal. Vulture describes Jace as "a heavily inked-up teen with strange symbols all over his rippling, muscular body."

Hot.

What are your thoughts on this potential match up? Does it have RPattz/KStew obsession potential?


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