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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 January 3rd, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)

She's perfect ♥
(Anonymous) on January 3rd, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
So there is going to be a City of Bones movie?? Awesome!!! Every time i sat down and read these books i always pictured how it would look as a movie. I cannot wait to see it. I absolutly love these books and i can't get enough of them. I'm just now finishing the 3rd one and im so excited to read the 4th one when it comes out.

(Anonymous) on January 3rd, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
She is perfect for Clary!!! I think Alex Pettyfer should play Jace...
Eve BartonEve Barton on January 4th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
i think lily would be perfect! i loved her in "The blind side"! great great choice!!!
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)
I think Chris Zylka would be a good Jace(:
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC)
sophiaslone on January 4th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer would be an AMAZING JACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a thought! p.s. Great choice for C!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 4th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Re: PPPLLLEEAASSSEEE! READ! - sophiaslone on January 20th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Well the second picture is a little creep I think, but I have seen the Blindside and I think the movie is AMAZING! She wasn't in it much, but I think that when she was in it was a brilliant. THe movie should be very good as long as they follow the story line. I hope they dont burcher the book's greatiness like they did with Twilight and basical all movies based of books. I have yet to see a movie based off a book that was correct and good. Wait, I have see Harry Potter. That might be just because I love the British!
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
First off, I think this is totally totally awesome. Not only is Lily Collins a talented actress (She really stuck out for me inside the Blind Side), but she does have the physical aspects of Clary down almost perfectly.

In my mind as long as they stick green contacts in then I'll be super happy. And as long as they follow the basic plotline of the series that'll be another bonus as well.
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
Gawd I WISH I WAS HER!!! I'm kinda jealous, since she's so pretty. :)
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thomas Dekker as Alec Lightwood
I TOTALLY think Thomas Dekker would make a great Alec Lightwood!!! Here's a link to his best picture! http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Galleries/Imported/BioPix/A/bio26/Thomas_dekker01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/thomas-dekker/176709&usg=__Jjc6jJ97rfXVV0uLfL5gNtD_Nkk=&h=150&w=218&sz=48&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=BJaFzOTf7jiKvM:&tbnh=119&tbnw=170&prev=/images%3Fq%3DThomas%2BDekker%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D898%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=616&vpy=464&dur=3715&hovh=120&hovw=174&tx=95&ty=74&ei=1VQjTYnuGY-u8AbkgvnZDQ&oei=1VQjTYnuGY-u8AbkgvnZDQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=55&ved=1t:429,r:26,s:0
P.S. Who is on the front of City of Glass??? Is it Alec or Simon or Sebastian??? I don't know!!!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 4th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Thomas Dekker as Alec Lightwood
Jeanine PoellJeanine Poell on January 4th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my Gosh!!! I think she is perfect for the part of Clary! Well...she looks the part, anyway. I have never seen anything she's played a role in but lets just cross our fingers and hope she is good. I am personally wondering who they will get to play the role of Izzy. She is going to be a hard one to match with any actresses. Jace is going to be a really hard find, too. I am so excited for the movie!!! It is going to be awesome.
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
Make sure though that you don't geet as bad of actors as Twilight did even though they are hot. Just get good and hot actors. She'll be perfect for Clary!
stellaaroquestellaaroque on January 4th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
I can see her as Clary. She has the right 'Tude for it. I really hope Alex plays Jace. When I found out this was becoming a movie, I totally freaked out! I hope when I get my book published, it becomes a moive. That would be...so...COOL!
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
I like her although I thought she woulda been great for Tessa if there were a film version for clockwork angel (hint hint)... I also think Austin Robert Butler could be a possible jace? he looks like he can play that smart ass trait that jace has well but could still do the bad ass side too :) I'm so excited!
yamsz03 on January 5th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
I Think Alex Pettyfer Should be Jace he is perfect for the role!. Or Jackson Rathbone I mean he has blonde and curly hair and have you seen him in twilight? He is so dark and mysterious
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Part of Me was origanilly hoping for Alexz Johnson to play Clary. Now, I'm happy Lily was cast. I think she'll do a better job. I just really hope they do a good job picking someone to play Jace. Prefrably, Alex Pettyfer!!!! (= <3 I'm happy so far!!
hysteria101hysteria101 on January 5th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
i think charlie bewley from the twilight saga would be perfect for Jace.
Zak Caffrey ZaheenZak Caffrey Zaheen on January 5th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
he doesnt look like a 17 year old....but you know..the power pf make-up!
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
infernal devices
i'm assuming we can also talk about CA here? Just re-read it, and it was great! Can't wait till clockowork prince. I hope Jem doesn't die ... at least not *soon*. Heard you're coming to NZ/Australia. Even better. XD
Aubree Friend HolsappleAubree Friend Holsapple on January 8th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Re: infernal devices
Just finished clockwork angel an hour ago..... LOVED IT! I'm so ready for clockwork prince, too!!! When does it come out?? Anyone know??
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
She is perfect!!!! That is how Clary looked to me.....now I can't wait to see Jace!!!
(Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer should NOT be Jace!
Jace should be hotter! Alex Pettyfer is more like the type of guy to play Peeta from the hunger games!
yamsz03 on January 6th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
Who do y ou think should be jace ? O_O
(no subject) - Amanda Fawcett on January 6th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - vamptress555 on January 6th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - Mckinley Barnett on January 7th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
i am so excited there is going to be a movie just started reading and am almost finished w Clockwork Angel:) I cant wait to read the other books in the series:)Huge fan...getting the rest of my family hooked on the series:)
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
amazing choice for clary she's just how I pictured her (especially the second picture)
I just wish she was a bit shorter because Clary was supposed to be just over 5 feet tall (so I was picturing anywhere from 5'-5'3)
and Lily is 5'5
but she is stunning and an excellent pick!
The same thing bugged me with twilight haha alice was supposed to be REALLY short and then the girl who played her was almost the same height as kristen stewart
hopefully they will make the rest of the cast taller so it hides the fact that she is not short (:
Mckinley BarnettMckinley Barnett on January 7th, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
I thought the same exact thing with alice(ashley) and now clary(lily)
megaboo24 on January 6th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Cast for Jace
Well since I started reading your books, the one person that I always picture to be the best Jace, because he naturally has the look and he can play his personality perfectly, is Alex Pettyfer. I hope you can look into him because he just screams "Jace" :)
vamptress555 on January 6th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
Re: Cast for Jace
i just said the same thing pretty much lol
Re: Cast for Jace - megaboo24 on January 13th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
vamptress555 on January 6th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
Im soooooo excited the books are becoming a movie and I think she will make a great Clary...now as for Jace I know you have no hold over who gets the part but in my opinion I think Alex Pettyfer should play the part hes EXACTLY what I picture when I think of Jace heres a couple links to him in case you or anyone else is curious =)


Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 6th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
There are about 900 posts on here suggesting Alex so I don't think there's anyone left to be curious!
(no subject) - vamptress555 on January 6th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - Amanda Fawcett on January 6th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - Mckinley Barnett on January 7th, 2011 06:25 am (UTC) (Expand)