Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mortal Instruments: Face of the Fan

I received an exciting email to share with you Mortal Instruments fans - especially if any of you are a young male (or know one) who has some acting ambitions, because the search for Jace Wayland is on!



CULVER CITY, Calif., February 4, 2011 – Think you’ve got what it takes to play the male lead in Screen Gems’ film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling 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 nationwide can now participate in this casting call, which launched on Friday, January 28th.  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 February 25th.

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

Face of the Fan® launched in November 2010 with a casting call for Screen Gems’ and Lakeshore Entertainment’s successful action franchise Underworld.  Users from across the country logged onto the website, downloaded select pages from a script to rehearse, and then uploaded their audition video and other credentials for submission.  The submitted videos were then reviewed by a panel of studio and production executives and selected participants were considered by casting agents for future roles.  The site also helped users spread the word and expand the conversation by providing them with the tools to share the programs with their family and friends through social networking.


Exciting? Yes! I know plenty of us Mortal Instruments fans are very curious about who will play Jace, so if you happen to know anyone who would be perfect for the role, tell them to check out Face of the Fan and to audition! Auditions end on February 25th. 


Many thanks to Elizabeth Jeong from Sony Pictures Worldwide Digital Marketing for the information


  1. I am so excited to find out who plays Jace!!! PS, it's been a while huh Lea, hope all is good :)

  2. That is SO awesome. I hope they pick an amazing Jace! :D

  3. Oh my god, oh my god. :ooo
    I really wish we could watch the auditions... but anyways, can't wait to see who they pick!