Although the last few months have been full of "Hunger Games" and "Mortal Instruments" casting rumors, there has been no real news from either studio on the casting status of the male leads in both highly anticipated films (though we have learned they're open to unknown talent). I've expressed both anxiety and frustration over this situation before, but since everyone is still waiting on the official word, it is my job to continually harass possible stars whenever I see them.
Luckily for me, I keep running into rumored candidate Alex Pettyfer via various promotional events for his two new films "I Am Number Four" and "Beastly." During our most recent interaction, the press day for the modern take on "Beauty and the Beast," I knew that he'd have no news to give me, so I told him what I, as well as many of my fellow Crush readers, think about which role he should take on.
Very simply, I explained that he should sign up to play Jace Wayland in "The Mortal Instruments" over Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games," because he has the perfect amount of edge and intensity for Jace and not enough soft, mushy sweetness for Peeta.
"Really? But I am soft and mushy," Alex protested. "I'm a romantic."
"He's soft," his "Beastly" co-star Vanessa Hudgens agreed, and playfully poked his shoulder as proof.
I told him I wasn't so sure about that, but he then offered to fire his agents and managers so I could make all his career decisions for him. I said that wasn't necessary, I but could be called in as a consultant to report to him what the fans want him do.
"Done, done," he said. "I will do what you say," he joked.
Yeah right, Alex. Regardless, when is he making that decision?
"I'm not sure," he said and then gave me that same familiar spiel he's been giving everyone: "I'm a big fan of both books and when both projects are moving forward I'll hopefully interact."
Well, I hope he goes with "Mortal Instruments." What do you think? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!