According to Vulture, it looks like The Mortal Instruments movie has some competition, and it may not be winning.
Talks between Screen Gems and reps for Alex Pettyfer have reached an impasse, and insiders familiar with the situation say the young Brit won’t be starring in the studio’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s best-selling young-adult books, The Mortal Instruments, after all. What happened? Insiders tell Vulture that Pettyfer has been offered the lead role in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s best-selling YA series The Last Apprentice(known to U.K. readers as The Wardstone Chronicles), about a teenage boy training to be an exorcist in the 1700s. The project is heating up fast, our spies say, with Oscar nominees Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lawrence possibly playing roles as well; Bridges is being offered the part of the exorcist to whom Pettyfer would be apprenticed, and Lawrence that of a suspected witch. -Vulture
Sad day, people!! I still have my fingers crossed that he'll say yes to TMI, but Vulture seems pretty sure that he will pass. Apparently he really loved reading The Last Apprentice as a young teen, and of course, would like to work with the talent lined up for TLA movie. I haven't read any of The Last Apprentice yet, but as my son gets older, I'm sure I will be adding it to the list. Especially if this movie comes out!
What's so funny about all of this, is that no one has actually seen if Alex is a good actor (as an adult). At least not in any major motion pictures. I think it will be hilarious if, after signing on to all these movies, he's the worst actor ever....even worse that Robert Pattinson (MM*)! Haha, just kidding Twilight people, you know I love me some Twilight. Actually, for some reason, he just seems like he'll be good at it.
So, what do you think? Should he pick JACE....or Apprentice boy? Stop laughing at me, people.
*(Mundie Moms, I think I'm going to start putting MM in my posts whenever there's an inside joke for you)