We'd buy Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a half-angel. Probably a full-angel, too.
The "Tudors" star is spreading his wings as he's in talks to join the cast of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," according to Heat Vision.
"City of Bones," based on the first novel in the Young Adult fantasy series by Cassandra Clare, introduces us to our heroine, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), a young woman who discovers she's the descendant of the secret society of Shadowhunters, half-angel warriors who protect the world from demons.
Jonthan Rhys Meyers will be playing one of the juiciest roles: Valentine Morgenstern, a powerful yet quite insane Shadowhunter who's determined to make the world "pure" at any cost.
This is, of course, a great role for Rhys Meyers, who's able to turn simple brooding into an almost otherworldly flourish with those piercing eyes of his. He recently wrapped his long-running lead role on Showtime's "The Tudors" and will soon be returning to television as the title character in "Dracula," NBC's ten-episode miniseries based on a Bram Stoker book you may have heard of.
Rhys Meyers joins a cast that also includes Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Aidan Turner, CCH Pounder, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand, Kevin Zegers and Jemima West. Production is set to commence this month in Toronto under the direction of Harald Zwart.