Constantin confirmed the casting on Thursday (9) and said the actor would play Valentine Morgenstern. David Garrett’s Mister Smith handles international sales and Screen Gems is scheduled to release in the US on Aug 23 2013.

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones is based on Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy series about a young girl in contemporary New York who learns she belongs to a cadre of warrior angels tasked with defending humans from demons.

Principal photography is earmarked for an Aug 20 start in Toronto with the previously announced Lily Collins in the lead.

Harold Zwart is directing the Constantin Film and Unique Features production from a screenplay by Jessica     Postigo Paquette and I Marlene King.

Robert Kulzer and Don Carmody are producing and Unique’s Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne are executive producers alongside Constantin’s Martin Moszkowicz.