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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 29th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
i can sooo totally see her playing Clary. I AM UBER excited to see the movie!!!!
Xochilt SotoXochilt Soto on December 29th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
heck yes!!!! she is the total CLARY!!! i think she will be great...she is definitely cute..& her red hair makes her even better for the part!! as for jace...well lets just hope hes super hot & sexy like he is in the book!!
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
I am honestly worried that they're going to mess up the book. Almost every book that has been turned into a movie has gone wrong or leaves out too much detail. I loved reading these books in high school. I really hope they stick to the story and come as close to the characters as possible.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 30th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Let the Right One In, The Shawshank Redemption, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Last Picture Show, Psycho, Lord of the Rings. The Princess Bride. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Watership Down. The Iron Giant. Hellboy. The Shining. Carrie. Blade Runner. A Clockwork Orange. The Maltese Falcon. LA Confidential. The Hours. Atonement. Brokeback Mountain. Trainspotting. The Sweet Hereafter. Brideshead Revisited. Goodfellas. The Silence of the Lambs. A Room with a View. Stardust. The Accidental Tourist. Ragtime. Drugstore Cowboy. Full Metal Jacket. Terms of Endearment. Munich. The Natural. Field of Dreams. Kiss of the Spider Woman. Mystic River. Gone, Baby, Gone. Stand by Me. Children of Men. Memento. Raging Bull. The Untouchables. Million Dollar Baby. Misery. Goodfellas. Scarface. Out of Africa. The Bridge on the River Kwai. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Whaen are they casting the other characters!!!! Will you post when they do? I really want Alex Pettyfer to play Jace but he is really busy I guess I just read I am Number Four (good book by the way) Because hes staring in the movie. I also think they made a good choice in casting Clary!
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
I think is Perfect for the role of Clary...just what I imagined in my head while reading the books. And I am SO excited about the movie and can't wait to get my hands on the fourth book!!

(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
She looks just like Clary to me! OMG IM SO HAPPY! I cant wait! :) I love ur books!!!
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
i think magnus should be Shannon Kook-Chun! he's part asian, and he has experience playing a gay guy before :)
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
I didn't really picture Clary to look like that, but I think Lily is a wonderful actress and she'll convince me that she really is Clary Fray eventually.
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Drew Van Acker would make a great compliment to Lily as Jace!
Drew Van Acker would make a great compliment to Lily as Jace!
Madi PontmercyMadi Pontmercy on December 30th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
Oh, pretty!!! G2G rent it nowz!!!
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 07:20 am (UTC)
oh i love this series soo much!! better thn twilight! (cnt believe i just said tht). i just hope the movies can live up to the books, unlike the twilight movies. dnt disappoint me, please:)looking forward to seeing it though.
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
She was absolutely adorable in the blindside! I'm SO excited to see that, for once, my fantasies can line up with reality! Just think...how good would she look next to Alex Pettyfer?
Zak Caffrey ZaheenZak Caffrey Zaheen on December 30th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Luis and Val
Will Val and Luis make an appearance in the movie?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 30th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Luis and Val
I have no idea.
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Alexandra Daddario could be a good Clary too. but i think Lilly
will be good :) i want to see Jace
Vince PilkingtonVince Pilkington on December 30th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
She's absolutely stunning!
If she can pull sarcasm off, she'll be perfect for the part.
She was great in The Blind Side!
jenni1223 on December 30th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
I think she is perfect to play Clary, she fits the description well. I just can't wait to find out who is going to play Jace, Alec, Simon, and Isabelle :)
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
she looks perfect!!!! i can't wait to see who else they will cast...what about that guy that's in the new movie Beastly for Jace???
Bdweller: Don't know what a shelley or a keats isbdweller on December 30th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
Shonte LastonShonte Laston on December 31st, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
awsome- name shonte laston age:16 -until feb12 mi
i dont actually know alot about lily collins but i think if i was imagining some 1 to play clary it would be some 1 like her this is the first series by cassandra clare that i am reading n amoung all the famouse critics you get that say this book is awsome i am but a fan telling you this book is amazing i havent quite finished them all but i hope the journey throught the series get even more amazing and i thank you for writing it also i cant wait to c the actor who will play jace hope he's hot not only him but i wann c who will b playing alec, isabelle, also simon ect. i think your characters are so well thought out i could sort of visualize people like them, well im very excited so i wrote alot but i am looking forward to a lot and i dont think this series/book will dissapoint so good luck to you from a newely made HUGE FAN!!!
laona_72 on December 31st, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
I absolutely, can see Clary in her.....i am so very excited, and can harly wait tosee the finished project,
I have ben waiting for another movie to come along on par with Twilight....And i'm 100% sure that this is the movie...
ongrats Cassandra, you should be very proud of your work....and i am as a reader of your work....
(Anonymous) on December 31st, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
PLEASE just suggest Alex Pettyfer as Jace! I think he is perfect in the way you have described Jace, as if he was born for the role.
I know you have no choice in the actors, but at least try to get the crew to consider.
I couldn't think of anyone more perfect.
Your writing is amazing. Keep it up.

Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 31st, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Re: PLEASE TRY!!!!!!
As I have said many times before, the producers are well aware that Alex is a fan favorite.
Re: PLEASE TRY!!!!!! - (Anonymous) on January 2nd, 2011 06:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: PLEASE TRY!!!!!! - cassandraclare on January 2nd, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on December 31st, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
New Actress
Sure, she's pretty, and a great actress, but somehow she seems to perfect for the role of Clary. She'd be an awesome Isabelle tho, now that I think of it. I don't know, I was just so excited to have Emma Stone as Clary, she seemed perfect and not looks wise. But I guess it's not my decision.

Your new book to the series by the way looks fabulous! I can't wait to read it!

Keep up the good work, and don't worry, I'll survive with Lily Collin's as Clary :D
(Anonymous) on December 31st, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: New Actress
I doubt anyone was worried.
(Anonymous) on December 31st, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Will or Jonathan
Alex Pettyfer if not too late..
(Anonymous) on January 1st, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
OMG, i think she'd make a great Claryy! I think Alex Pettyfer would make an amazing Jace to play alongside Lily. (: