I haven't read the trilogy of popular young adult novels by Cassandra Clare known collectively as The Mortal Instruments, but from what I gather, Jace Wayland is the series' Edward Cullen. There's something inherently funny (but sweet) about all the fangirls who endlessly debate and promote their dream casts for their favorite books, because ultimately it's a futile exercise. After all, nobody, and I mean nobody, was pushing for Robert Pattinson in that popular teen vampire movie, but he got the role over a lot of other hotly touted candidates. So even though casting other people's films may not be something I get too worked up over, my interest was piqued when it was recently pointed out to me that if you perform a Google Image search for Jace Wayland, what you find is something akin to consensus (keeping in mind that there is no such thing as consensus on the internet) that the only person who can possibly play the role is a 19-year-old English actor by the name of Alex Pettyfer. Ever heard of him? I'm not fooling myself into believing that Alex will play the part. Although a Mortal Instruments film is rumored to be in development, who knows if or when it will ever be made, whether the producers have any interest in Alex for the part, whether he would even be interested or available. So many variables.
But look at the picture I posted above. Fan art, do you suppose? Some 14-year-old girl with a copy of Poser and a Deviant Art account? No, this was posted at Cassandra Clare's blog. It is the actual cover of the Polish edition of the first book in the trilogy, City of Bones. Now try and tell me that isn't Alex Pettyfer. Go on, I dare ya.