Jonathan confirmed for The Mortal Instruments!
It’s a done deal! Sony Pictures and author Cassandra Clare have confirmed that Jonathan has been officially cast as Valentine Morgenstern in “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”. His headshot has been added to the official movie website. And author Cassandra Clare has written a blog about Jonathan.
Here’s an excerpt:
So this is not me posting news so much as confirming the rumors: YES, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is going to play Valentine.
I’ve liked JRM since he was in Velvet Goldmine and I have to admit that image was what sprang immediately to mind when the producer called me and said “…Jonathan Rhys Meyers?”
I was like, “Velvet Goldmine!”
And Robert, who is German and very practical, was like, “I hope you have seen things he is in since then or I will assume you do not go to the theater.”
So yes I should probably also mention that JRM plays Henry the 8th on The Tudors, and does a very good job of being charismatic, power-hungry, and cold.
Filming starts in Toronto in less than two weeks. As this is an adaption of just one book out of a series of six, there’s the possibility of more movies. The first movie is due out August 23, 2013. The Valentine character appears in the first three books and is the main antagonist.