Sony Casting Call for Lead Role in Mortal Instruments

Sony Pictures begins casting call for the male lead in Screen Gems’ film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s series, Mortal Instruments. If you can play age 18-25 and think you’re right for Jace Wayland, you just might land the part through Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Face of the Fan, an initiative for finding new talent, which has launched a casting call for the film.

By visiting, users in the U.S. can now participate in this casting call. The audition consists of the user’s contact info, a headshot photo, and a video (two minutes or less) of the person auditioning in which he answers a question: “Why are you the right person to play Jace Wayland in the upcoming movie?” 

The audition submission process will end on Feb. 25.

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When asked to describe the Jace Wayland’s character, the book’s author, Cassandra Clare wrote: fighting, hunting, and killing demons are the things Jace is good at.

Though the jagged scars and black runic marks on his body are a badge of honor as far as he’s concerned, he keeps a lot to himself – like the fact that his parents were murdered by Valentine’s servants in front of him when he was ten years old.

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There are a lot of things Jace doesn’t talk about — until he meets Clary, a mundane girl who might see him better than he can see himself. The connection that binds them will force Jace to confront the black secrets of a past he never wanted to remember. 

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The film version of Cassandra Clare’s book series is currently in active development with Screen Gems and the theatrical release is anticipated in the coming year.

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.

Photo courtesy: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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