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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 6th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
I think Alex pettyfer from the new movie beastly should play Jace he very well fits the description
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 09:29 am (UTC)
She's absolutely beautiful! Perfect for Clary :) Im so excited for this!!!
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Jace Wayland
What a great pick for Clary.Now if we could just get Alex Pettyfer on for Jace I would be soooo happy!
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer would be perfect for Jace. Maybe have a talk to the casting director and see what you can do about getting him to auditinon please
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 6th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: open
Re: open - (Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
I think Alex Pettyfer would be PERFECT for Jace.
(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
I love how everyone who posts this thinks they are the first person to have had this idea.
stellaaroquestellaaroque on January 6th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Can't do a thang!
OMG! Don't you guys know! Alex Pettyfer has a super good chance. They did an article about it on MTV. The link is on Page 16 of the comments. Plus, Cassandra can't do anything about it. I'm pretty sure she doesn't have much say. Somewhere, she said that she trusts the directors vision. She can't do anything about, really. She get's it. Alex Pettyfer should play Jace. I agree, but what ever happens, happens. Suck it up! I'm just glad it's becoming a movie! I hope one of my books becomes a movie...read my stories on my LiveJournal!
-Inspired by Cassandra Clare-
jenn_925 on January 6th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
too bad the best possib;e person to act as jace died last year! :( Heath Ledger would have been absolutely perfect!!!
Aubree Friend HolsappleAubree Friend Holsapple on January 8th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: :(
Awwww....he would have been good....:(( *sigh*
Re: :( - (Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Okay, I saw the Blind Side and when the said her for Clary, I was skeptical. But now, seeing her with the red, curly hair....I like it. I REALLY think Alex Pettyfer should do Jace. He is tall, gorgeous, and blond.
Mckinley BarnettMckinley Barnett on January 7th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
I know that's what everyone is saying about Pettyfer. He really is perfect
Mckinley BarnettMckinley Barnett on January 7th, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
I absolutely love Lily but I don't see her as a Clary. But like Clare said nobodies gonna look exactly like we imagined. Who I think should be Clary is Emma Roberts. There's just something in her face that's well.....not in Lily's .So I'm a little disappointed but I know once she has her red curly hair and is in character Ill see what I saw in Emma's face. And remember I'm not trying to be rude to Lily I just think(for my taste) she isn't the right Clary.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 7th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm honestly really relieved they didn't cast Emma Roberts. She's the opposite of my mental Clary. So I think yes, we do all have different images in our heads.
(no subject) - Aubree Friend Holsapple on January 8th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
babypaperhearts on January 7th, 2011 07:54 am (UTC)
I like Lily in the Blindside but she isn't exactly who I pictured for Clary, I always pictured Molly Quinn, but Lily isn't a bad choice either, they could have gone with someone a lot worse so I am glad that went with someone, and I can't wait to see the movie on the big screen. I know that everyone wants Alex for Jace, I think that he could pull it off, but he is a big up and comer and you never know what he could have on his plate, he just got done filming a movie and he is already filming another one. The person that I always thought would make the perfect Jace would have been Charlie Hunnam back when he was way younger and had the light blond shaggy hair and no facial, he would have been perfect. I also hope they get buildings and sets right, that's what always bugged me. But I am still so extremely excited to see the movie and congrats Cassandra, this has to be a very happy moment for you!
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
She'll be perfect! I'm excited to see who everyone else is casted as. Keep us updated? Btw. People hated on Robert Pattinson when he was first cast as Edward in Twilight and look how well that turned out. However I do think that once Jace is cast..... If he isn't "perfect" there is going to be a lot of hype.
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
OMG i didnt realize she was Phil Collins daughter!Talent must be a family trait.
stellaaroquestellaaroque on January 7th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
I want more avatars!
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)

soo there is going to be a movie right? ok so please please have alex pettyfer for jace pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee
hes just how i imagine him and i acctualy love lily for a clary
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
I like it! She looks exactly like the way I saw Clary in my head. Next they should cast Alex Pettyfer as Jace. That would be awsome!
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
she's amazing
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
I think jace should be played by alexander pettyfer!hes would be a perfect jace. lily collins is a perfect clary too!!i love the books so much the my favorite:)
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)
OMG! Is she perfect or WHAT??
Precious YeboahPrecious Yeboah on January 8th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
jace's character
i hope they pick Alex Pettyfer as Jace
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
miss cassadra clare
i have a question for you...
everyone keeps saying they want alex petyfer for jace but what do you think? i was just curios because i never saw you give an opinion... though i may have missed it...
anyways i love lily collins and think she will make a great clary. And congratulations on getting a movie.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 8th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re: miss cassadra clare
Re: miss cassadra clare - (Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 8th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)

WOW! She isn't how I imagined Clary to look like but that is the closest any one could get! :D
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)

Wow!! Yes looks like Clary to me. I'm so excited!!!
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
I think Alex Pettyfer would be great for Jace
Tiffanychiffanichan on January 9th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
She just looks alittle too old to me .... But besides that it's okay i guess.
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)
The choice
Nice pick but I'm hoping the crew makes her come off as having an insecure side. The woman above comes off as ridiculously pretty with too much confidence. So, in other words, a pretty Clary with an outer appearance of insecurity.

I'm excited to see who they pick as Jace! Hopefully we can avoid any Twilight characters or disney stars ^_^ and stick to the age/physical appearances. I.e. Jace coming off as manly and not being portrayed by those twin boys from the disney channel. Zac and Cody? Yeah.

I'm excited to see how this movie turns out! Definitely dragging my boyfriend there!
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
I like it! Looks how I imagined it. But it´s your opinion, isn´t it? Don´t know which actresses and so on, they chose... Would like to know how church will look like