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09 December 2010 @ 11:04 pm
movie news — casting Clary  
Just dropping an entry to announce that, as reported by Deadline, Lily Collins, who starred in The Blind Side and the upcoming Priest**, has been cast to play Clary in the movie adaptation of City of Bones. The producers and director have worked with her before and say great things, and I have to admit right now I haven't seen The Blind Side but am obviously going to go out and watch it NOW.

She is completely adorable and looks right for Clary to me:

[and with curly hair!]

And now, of course, as this article notes, presumably the speculation about who plays Jace will begin in earnest . . .

** And apparently is also famous for dating Taylor Lautner — did I know this? No, but my readers apparently know everything. :)

ETA: There are now 590 comments on the post and I think 589 mention Alex Pettyfer. We get it. Really, we do! It would be hard to miss. Just a reminder that I don't have any influence over casting!
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
I wasn't an avid reader but, these books are my favorite and I have to say you are my favorite auther of all the books I have read...I am so excited to know they are going to make a movie of these books cant wait too see them. I appreciate the talent you have and as long as you are writing books I will be buying them. Thank you
Mahesh SubramaniamMahesh Subramaniam on December 14th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Definitly how i imagined Clary to be, well played to the casting directers.
Also she is Phill Collins's daughter.
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
I totally can see her as Clary!! I can't wait to see who they choose for Jace!! I love these books so much! I sure hope they can do justice with all of the characters and with the story lines!! very cool though :)
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
I've seen the Blind Side and Lily is absolutely awesome in it! I am sure she will make a GREAT Clary! I am so excited for the movie to come out!!!!!
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
actor for Jace
i know the perfect Jace he looks and can act like him, his name is Alex Pettfer. hope u like it:) he plays in beastly.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 15th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: actor for Jace
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Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 15th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Because hair color and eye color are not the definitive thing about a character. I'd rather see Clary a brunette than played by a bad actress and I am glad the producers feel the same. (Also, there are good hair dye jobs and bad ones. And does anyone actually give a crap that Daniel Radcliffe doesn't have "piercing green eyes"?)

Edited at 2010-12-15 03:27 am (UTC)
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(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
omg she is a really good clary! and a great actor to, soo this is definently gonna be good, better than the actors in twilight(and i am also hudge twilight fan but this is WAY better).

(: <33333333333333333333333333333
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
No...I wanted to be Clary. I so hoped they would hold auditions. I'm perfect for her, I swear.
Ugh, this makes me so upset.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
with red hair and curly looks perfect
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
i reakcon she is great!!!!

but please DO NOT use Taylor Lautner for Jace, he is already in twilight. choose someone that has never been seen before, don't choose any big names or your fans will be at war..

Cassandra MartinoCassandra Martino on December 15th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
I just recently became obsessed with the serious but I am very excited to have them turned into movies. Not really what I imagined for Clary but she could blow us all away when it comes out.

And to those who haven't seen the Blind Side.. I have.. and I don't remember her. Although I'm sure she's probably Sandra Bullock's daughter in it. :)
Cassandra MartinoCassandra Martino on December 15th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
And that should say series, not serious. Whoops.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
omg!! she's perfect!! um so excited...now i reaally can't wait :D
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Lily Collins
I just checked in on your site after a couple of weeks away, Lily Collins(Phil Collins daughter) is a great fit. She has an innocent look about her, even the little freckles across her nose. I can't wait to see who plays Jace and Simon.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
k so since this girl is super pretty i think she shud have someone play jace who is equally cool, so MITCH HEWER just putting it out there ;)
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
I almost died when I found out these book are going to be made into movies! I just need to know one thing.... whos going to play JACE!?!?!?!
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Shes perfect!!!
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I never thought of her as a clary, but who knows, I think she might surprise us. I saw her in The Blind Side and thought she was a really great actress. I think this movie might make her career. :)
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
She does make a really good Clary, and though I imagined someone different, I think Lily better fits the description.
But now the important part is who will play Jace.
As many others have said before me, Jace will either make the film or break it.

In my opinion, Alex Pettyfer would be an amazing Jace. I hope he auditions for the role.

And are Lily's eyes brown? (I know, I know, she can wear coloured contacts)I was just wondering, her eyes are very pretty.
jaceismylife39 on December 15th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
In the first picture it sort of looks like she has green-ish eyes. Even if they don't give her color contacts I think that would be fine. Of course I would PREFER that they did, but not everything can be perfect. And if Hollywood dyes her hair, you know that it WILL look great. So yeahh.... And I REALLY love your books Cassy!
wavy3wavy3 on December 15th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I can definitely see her as Clary. I can't wait to see the others!
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
I really think shes perfect!
if i have to think of anyone it would decently be her!
Im just jumping with joy with how excited i am to see one of my favorite books is being made into a movie!

Im totally up for her play Clary!
she is so adorable to!
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
On Casting Jace
I'm probably the only person who feels this way, but I feel like Alex Pettyfer would be a terrible idea for Jace. He's going to be in "I Am Number Four" and the following movies, and that is another big teen series. Since that movie comes out long before TMI, he'll be known as John (or Number Four) and everyone will think of him that way if they see him as Jace. I just don't want this series to go the way of Twilight, where everyone gushes over the male characters, when the GIRL is actually the lead role. This series deserves so much more than that. It's better than that.
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
Re: On Casting Jace
That'll only be relevant if I Am Number Four is a huge success and they actually make more films. Most franchises don't make it, and I Am Number Four, I have to say, looks really bad. I don't think it'll be an issue.
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a_l_m_5 on December 16th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC)
Lily Collins for Clary
Lily Collins is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the role of Clary. There is no one better to play the part. I am dieing to know who will play Jace......
Christine MedinaChristine Medina on December 16th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Wow she is perfect for the part. :) Can't can't wait for the movies to come out and to see who plays Jaci's part. I am very happy and Congratulations Cassandra.
Jacquelyn HarlowJacquelyn Harlow on December 16th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
I think she is perfect!
I don't really know this actress - but she definitely looks the part. Can't wait to see the movie.