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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 16th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
She's ok. Alex Pettyfer is good for Jace!
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, this makes me so happy!! She is going to be the perfect Clary! Can not wait to see who plays Jace! :)
Cleopatra AvalonCleopatra Avalon on December 16th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Ok, maybe this is just me but I was picturing Clary as a super pretty red-head but .... Lilly doesn't even have red hair and isn't exactly.... yah.... but oh well I guess everyone looks different with makeup on (the right make up) and on the optimistic side at least there's going to be a movie!!! and Jace can still be super hawt ;)
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Elena Satine
Congratulations to Lily Collins! I'm sure she'll be great a Clary! :)
I also thought that Elena Satine looked just how i imgained Clary to look like. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2327873280/nm2180812
sam_wam on December 16th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
perfect :)
actually did a happy dance, i've been looking forward to city of bones becomming a movie.
it's going to be amazing :)
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Love her she's perfect for Clary. :) the only thing is I don't want to be mean but can someone please do her eyebrows?
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
I think that may be her look though. You know like Camille Belle? The bushy eyebrows may be their look. :)
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
omigosh, alex pettyfer should play jace. hes perfect for the role, he came out in the movie wild child
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
YAY!!! Lily Collins, makes a perfect Clary!!! I cannot wait to see who they cast as Jace & Simon!!!
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
If you look at the TMI IMDB movie page, you can see that they finally added Lily Collins in the cast list and the director is also listed:

(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
What about Jace?
Who is going to be Jace? I would personally love to see Alex Pettyfer as Jace Wayland. He's perfect Jace for me; slender, blond, handsome, muscular enough. Not so tall, but u can't have everything u want, right?
shannonfanshannonfan on December 17th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Clary looks great, but I'm hoping for a great Isabelle...
I did like the idea of Molly Quinn, but I've seen the Blind Side, and Lily Collins can act. I'm sure she'll do a good job.
Personally though, my favorite character was Isabelle. When I read the books my first thought was that the girl from A Series of Unfortunate Events would be perfect! All you have to do, is imagine her with darker hair. :)

Emily Browning:
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
I think she looks perfect :)I have seen the blind side and loved her in that.
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer is PERFECT for Jace :) an Lilly also fits for Clary :)
Rachel CaldwellRachel Caldwell on December 18th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
I can totally see her as Clary. She looks almost kinda like the clary in my head. Fingers crossed that she'll actually be like her character in the movie. She just needs some bold green colored contacts . Now all we need is to know who is being cast as Jace. Dont hold out on Me, miss Clare, i need to know . . .
Damon LawsonDamon Lawson on December 18th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
how do you audition
how do you audition for the movie????
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 18th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
Re: how do you audition
Re: how do you audition - Damon Lawson on December 18th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: how do you audition - cassandraclare on December 18th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: how do you audition - Damon Lawson on December 18th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Bethany CalmanBethany Calman on December 18th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Casting for Jace
Hi im so excited about the movie!!
I love the books..
I had this idea that either Alex Pettyfer or Cody Linely would make a great Jace. What do you guys think?
Damon LawsonDamon Lawson on December 18th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
Re: Casting for Jace
i think they would both do a great job.... but i do think alex pettyfer looks a lil to old to play jace
Re: Casting for Jace - (Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
Samantha MarieSamantha Marie on December 18th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
I am just so glad that this whole movie thing is moving forward! I am so excited for you cassandra!
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
dude as long as you get magnus and alec right im fine :D and she is like clary but dont forget the green eyes
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
clary and jace!
lily looks perfect for the part. i think bradley james would be great for jace!
Thomas DischingerThomas Dischinger on December 18th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'd also like Alex Pettyfer to play Jace.
Why? Well, I think the article from MTV tells some of the reasons:

(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer should play Jace!! I think it would be such a good match!
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Jace will be harder to cast because Clary is beautiful for people who know her, but isn't a 'top model', whereas Jace is supposed to be gorgeous...
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Scott Patterson is Luke

Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 19th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: Scott Patterson is Luke
He's about twenty years older than Luke.
Austin RobisonAustin Robison on December 19th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
Tight :D
Dude, I can't believe this is bein made into a movie! I just finished reading the third and can't wait to read Clockwork Angel :P
(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Everyone is fighting over who will play Jace, and if it should be Alex Pettyfer or not.
In my opinion, he'd be a really good Jace, because he can act. I also just think he fits. I also think everyone wouldn't start fighting over "what movie he belongs to" because, well, we're not exactly obsessive Twilight fangirls (no offense). I think Alex Pettyfer looks just like Jace. (Keep in mind some people have suggested actors who are like, 30. Hello? He is 17.)
Anyway, the fans don't decide who plays Jace (I can just imagine the war that would happen if we did. Valentine would run away screaming, I'd bet my life on it.)the casting director does. So here's hoping they pick the best for the job.
P.S Cassie, congrats.
P.P.S (in an earlier comment, you said how Dan Radcliffe didn't wear contacts, when his eyes were supposed to be a emerald green, and his eyes were a piercing blue, well that's because he's allergic to the contacts or something.Or he was too young. Sorry,I'm kind of a Harry Potter freak. Anyway, my point is it doesn't really matter what colour his eyes are, because it's not like it ruined the movie. Dan is an amazing actor.Along with Rupert and Emma and JAMES AND OLIVER PHELPS!)
...Did anyone else also just get a mental image of people screaming in horror at the fact he had blue eyes, and crying that the movie was destroyed right after I said it wasn't?
P.P.P.S and then I'll shut up, Cassandra, thank you for writing your books. They are amazing.