Castro to Star on ABC Family’s “Shadowhunters”

David Castro is casting shadows

The 19-year-old Latino actor has been cast in a recurring role on ABC Family’s straight-to-series drama Shadowhunters.

David Castro

Based on the best-selling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) who finds out on her birthday that she’s not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn (Maxim Roy) is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace (Dominic Sherwood) and her best friend Simon (Alberto Rosende).

Castro, who starred in 27 Dresses, will play Raphael, an elegantly handsome, well-dressed vampire. Ambitious and cunning, he’s aspiring to lead the New York vampire clan.

Castro’s other credits include Where God Left His Shoes, Fugly! and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.

Lovato’s “Heart by Heart” to Appear on “The Mortal Instruments” Soundtrack

Demi Lovato is lending her instrument to the upcoming The Mortal Instruments

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and The X Factor judge  will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones.

Demi Lovato

Lovato has recorded a song called “Heart by Heart” for the soundtrack, which is set to for release on August 20.

Other acts featured are DJ and producer Zedd with “Into The Lair,” AFI‘s “17 Crimes (LA Riots Remix)” and a collaboration from He Is We and Owl City entitled “All About Us.”

Based on the first book in Cassandra Clare‘s young adult novel series, The Mortal Instruments, follows Clary Fray – portrayed by Lily Collins – a young woman who discovers that she’s a Shadowhunter: a half-angelic being charged with protecting the world from demons. Joined by fellow Shadowhunter Jace – portrayed by Collins’ real-life boyfriend Jamie Campbell Bower – she sets off on the trail of her missing mother as she learns to control her powers.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be released in August.