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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!
 
 
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(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Jace?
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.
discoj07 on December 19th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
She will make a really good Clary. I can totally see her playing that character. To make a suggestion, I definetly see actor Alex Pettyfer playing Jace.
duelenoser: pic#105716988duelenoser on December 19th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
I hope that it acts well then. I trusted in his action.
(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
:D i cant wait for the movie!!!! ever since i read the book ive been dreaming about a movie! and i even put it as my facebook status! YAY!!!! :D
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
:DD
aw mah gosh ! she'd beb awesome for Clary ! Molly Quinn ooks a bit yah know for it . LILYS GREAT ! :DD
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
clary
She looks perfect! Well of course she is not going to look exactly how i imagined Clary! However no actress is! The way i imaging Clary is my imagination!
Miranda BradburnMiranda Bradburn on December 20th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Wow, she looks like she'll do Clary justice. :) [Maybe a bit too pretty, if you're to go on the character's opinion of her own beauty.]

I'm really curious about the actor for Jace, too, although if I'm honest I'm more concerned about Alec - I think he'll be a more difficult character to capture, his personality seems so far beyond anything I've ever seen in a movie that it'll take a hell of a person to portray him without seeming like a brooding emo kid. XD

I don't think an actor set to play a character should be judged on whether or not they meet your expectations for what the person should look like. =/ It's whether or not they can capture the character's personality that I think really matters.

Now that I think of it, Simon might be a hard one as well... :)
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
Clary
Im super excited for this series to come to thearers.. I havent seen any of Lily's work but she is beautiful and Im sure she will make a wonderful Clary..

NOW Is it true that Charlie Bewley will be playing Jace?? He has been tweeting an aweful lot about this series recently.. I am DYING for him to play Jace.. Please say its true..

Neisha DurninNeisha Durnin on December 20th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Clary
He looks like he'd be a good jace :) but i kinda think that a lot of twi-hards who havent read the books are gonna be all obsessive over it just cuz he's in it >< like, they wont see it because its an amazing story or because they're excelent books, they'll see it because he's in it. but then again, thats just my opinion :P and he is a great actor i must say :P
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Colby paul as jace =)
Just saw mentalist and im telling you this guy would be perfect as jace.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4294608384/nm2035678

I hope Colby is one of the jace candidates the producers are considering ;)


Neisha DurninNeisha Durnin on December 20th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Clary & Jace
first of all, I LOVE her!!! she's exactly what i pictured clary as!! :) :)

secondly, lots of people say Alex Pettyfer should play jace. I kind of have mixed veiws on that.. he is a great actor and would play the part well, but i dont think he would do jace justice. he could to a certain extent play jace but hes just not the actor i envision. but its not my choice so :P its just my opinion :)
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)

She is great, but only with straight hair!
jessica13100 on December 21st, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
honestly i was rooting for emma stone :P but i like lilly shes cute and i can really see her playing clary :)
alywritesalywrites on December 22nd, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
Definitely! I LOVE Emma Stone but Lily's not too bad. :)
(Anonymous) on December 21st, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Lily Collins as Clary Fray
Are her eyes green? because if so then she really does suit the character. I just finished reading the 3 books and I could definitely see Clary in her. :) I hope the actor for Jace is a good one too :)
(Anonymous) on December 21st, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
found JACE
how about hunter parrish for Jace? he would be perfect
Veronica LauraVeronica Laura on December 21st, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Claryy
As long as Jace is Alex Pettyfer and Magnus is Adam Lambert idc who anyone else is...lol. She's a good Clary,though, I've accepted that no one is really the person you see in your mind exactly.
Though Emma Watson would've made a good Clary, supposing she had red hair...I love Harry Potter, so that would've been amazing for me, lol.
jessica13100 on January 5th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Re: Claryy
i have to agree with you i LOVE adam lambert for mangus :) i like alex pettyfer for jace too he wouldnt be bad, but then again who doesnt like alex for jace :)
(Anonymous) on December 21st, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
I think thats she's probably the closest they can get to finding Clary. She not exactly perfect, but honestly she probably looks diffrent to everyone. So I gyess she's a good choice.
(Anonymous) on December 21st, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Hello, Cassie. I'm from Spain :)

Me gusta mucho Lilly Collins pero, claro está me interesa Mas Jace, Cassie, se que pido mucho, pero, por favor haz todo lo que esté en tus manos para que Alex Pettyfer interprete a Jace.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 21st, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)
Short of personally kidnapping poor Alex, there is nothing I can do to make sure he plays Jace. Just keep your fingers crossed.
(Anonymous) on December 21st, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
lily collins
omg i think this is great she is perfect. lilly is the closest actress that i can realate to clary image wise of course !!!!
(Anonymous) on December 22nd, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
Defo!! i can totally see her playing Clary!! :D anyone know wat the movie will be rated??
alywritesalywrites on December 22nd, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Lily Collins is so talented. Can't wait! :3
Hope they do a good job on the movie. Can't wait to see who plays Jace and Simon! :D
(Anonymous) on December 22nd, 2010 10:14 am (UTC)
oohh.. I cann not see her as Clary jet, but I think she willbe pretty good as her. I have to wait see how it will be...
(Anonymous) on December 22nd, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Found this picture of alex...
Alex Pettyfer looks absolutely perfect in this photo as Jace. Now if only we could turn back time. :P

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_-8rMIn3ZfXE/THnnLWZkqdI/AAAAAAAAAM8/rQrGQ7991pA/s1600/alex%2Bpettyfer.jpg&imgrefurl=http://brookesboxofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/fantasy-cast-hunger-games.html&usg=__Tkodq_MJmq8kdQR-ABlEv27dYoQ=&h=520&w=440&sz=124&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=-rWEAZ6r2Ug4VM:&tbnh=154&tbnw=141&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dalex%2Bpettyfer%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1440%26bih%3D785%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=267&ei=dHUSTcCPI8Wt8AblhsndDQ&oei=dHUSTcCPI8Wt8AblhsndDQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&tx=86&ty=50

Seriously, in this picture he totally captures the tortured soul that is Jace. :)But he's older now :( ...

sigh, I can't wait until we get some more movie news. :P Congrats on lily
(Anonymous) on December 22nd, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Cool fan trailer with Lily Evans and Alex Pettyfer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YQVxvTw9S0
don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve thatstigmatize on December 28th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
with Lily Evans

someone's been reading too much Harry Potter fanfic
LiKE! - (Anonymous) on December 29th, 2010 11:51 am (UTC) (Expand)
Dilla NandityaDilla Nanditya on December 23rd, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Before I think Alexz Johnson is perfect and like "my" Clary, but now I don't think so.. :)
When will the movie come out? What month and what year? Hope it 2011 :D
(Anonymous) on December 23rd, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
it wont be 2011 it will be probaly late 2012 at the earliest
(Anonymous) on December 23rd, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
I think she is awesome for the role, but, her eyes kind of ruin the picture for me. I hope they use contacts in the movie. I am really excited to see who they pick out for Jace