Alex Pettyfer up for THE LAST APPRENTICE

Alex Pettyfer

Looks like Alex Pettyfer has his pick of fantasy roles to play, but right now he is reportedly only interested in one. According to talks between his reps and Screen Gems reached an impasse and he won’t be starring in The Mortal Instruments, after all.

That should be bad news for an actor, but not when you’ve got your pick of projects. Looks like 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.

The series (also known to U.K. readers as The Wardstone Chronicles) tells the story of a teenage boy training to be an exorcist in the 1700s. Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lawrence are reportedly eyeing the project as well with Bridges being offered the part of the exorcist apprentice master and Lawrence that of a suspected witch.

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  • Sandie

    Alright, that series has been added to my to-read list!

  • Anonymous

    I’d prefer to see him on “The Mortal Instruments” as Jace Wayland.

  • Sally

    Is this bad news really? Don’t we want someone who loves the books first and foremost to be playing the part of Jace?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, for me it is bad news if it should turn out to be true. But we should be careful to believe in rumors.
      Actually we have to wait until it is officially announced that somebody signed at Screen Gems to play Jace.

      And Alex Pettyfer did read “The Mortal Instruments” books and loves those.
      But of course there might be reasons for him to prefer an other movie. Maybe the shooting dates of the other movie better fit in his schedule, or he’s more attracted by the cast or the director of the other movie. And of course, financial considerations could also be a reason.
      All that doesn’t mean that he couldn’t be the perfect Jace in spite of that.
      So, until announced otherwise I still hope that a miracle might happen and Alex Pettyfer agrees to play Jace.

  • Dee

    Alex would be the perfect Jace. I just can’t see anybody else in the role. When I read the books, Jace looks like Alex in my mind. I haven’t given up yet. He might still do it.