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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 9th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
oh please please please let Alex Pettifur be Jace, he is absolutely perfect!
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yes! I'm soooo glad they cast somebody for Clary. And I loved the Blind Side, Lily Collins was awesome in that movie. She'll be a great Clary!
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
I think she will be a great Clary just put some bright green contacts in and were good to go:) Im just putting this outhere Alex Petteyfer( i think i spelt his last name wrong.) should play Jace!!
Bekkiie CroweBekkiie Crowe on January 9th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
She definitely looks like the Clary in my head awesome casting choice :) I think Alex Pettyfer for Jace ooft ;)
(Anonymous) on January 9th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
It's a movie!?!?!?
The mortal instruments is my favorite series. I can't beleave it is going to be a movie!!! I am for sure going to see the movie and watch as the fantacys I read come to life on the big screen. It is going to be the best thing scince Twilight! The actress seems like the perfect person to play Clary and I think she will be awsome. The only question I have is...when does it come out!?!?!?
(Anonymous) on January 10th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
This is going to be a great movie! I trust the director and producers on this. Lily Collins fits Clary to a T :)
cooey95 on January 10th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
she would make an awesome clary.. cant wait till they cast jace i hope they chose somone ive seen on tv recently he just screams JACE and simon should be interesting... =]
TaylorTaylorNicole128 on January 10th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Jace and Clary
I love lily collins! she is exactly what i would expect Clary to look like! I also think that Chord Overstreet should play the role of Jace. He's blonde, tall and has abbs:)lol
jenn_faajenn_faa on January 12th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: Jace and Clary
DUUDE. Chord Overstreet? Not bad, I must say :)
Rachel FerriesRachel Ferries on January 10th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Wow she is so perfect!!
Lisandra AguiarLisandra Aguiar on January 10th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
still casting?
this means its going to take a looong time for the movie to be released right? cos i dont think i can wait that long... seriously, im going nuts here, i bet it'll be beautiful!!! btw i dont kow the girl but she does look the part:)
Noel EclipseDelunasNoel EclipseDelunas on January 11th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
my cast mortal instrument
Lily Collins/Clary Fray
Jace Wayland/ Alexander Pettyfer, David Henrie:/Simon Lewis ,Camila Bell/Isabel Lightwood, Alec lightwood/ Nicholas Caradoc Hoult,Magnus Bane/ Miura haruma,Jocelyn fray /Bryce Dallas Howard,Luke Garroway/ Brian Krause , Hodge Starkweather/ Aaron Eckhart , Valentine Morgenstern/ Viggo Mortensen
Sebastian Verlac/Thomas Dekker
Aline penhallow/Jung yu won
Stefy HudsonStefy Hudson on January 11th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Yees!! Lily is perfect! And Alex Pettyfer is.. is Jace!! (: I Love your books ^^
stellaaroquestellaaroque on January 11th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
Downside to all this
Now, I know this being made into a movie is great and a PHENOMENAL thing, but ( and not the be the downer on things) I see a small problem. Once it's a movie, the actors and maybe even the director will get ALL the credit. The people who have never heard of this book (which can't be to many, considering the number of people I know and blabber to all the time) won't even know you are the author. The master mind behind all this wonderful plot line and imagination. Seriously, I just see the down side. It's small, plus, I'm not sure you see a problem with it. Just pointing it out.
yamsz03 on January 12th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
I Think Your Right ^^. People should understand that Cassandra Clare did write the phenomenal books! But at the same time when twilight became a movie a lot of more people did read the book after the movie. I think you should just think of it more as publicity for the book, so a lot more people can read the book.
jenn_faajenn_faa on January 12th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
thumbs up
YESYESYES. She's going to be amazing as Clary, but the question still lingers... WHAT ABOUT MAGNUS?

Oh and I am totally backing Alex Pettyfer as Jace. Just hoping that he gets over his phobia of flying and ACCEPTS THE ROLE ALREADY!! :)
yamsz03 on January 12th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
i Think david del rio should be simon jst look at him he's the exact replica of the cover of city of fallen angels
Katherine KellyKatherine Kelly on January 13th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
I have to admit, I've seen the Blind Side, she didn't have that big of a part in it. I haven't seen what she can do acting wise, so I'm a bit skeptical, but I'm sure she's great. She certainly looks the part in these two pictures. I'm super excited for this.
hac7 on January 14th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
perfect actor for jace
Ona GreenOna Green on January 14th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
When is da movie coming out??? I'm so excited that I am making my friends read City of Bones so they can see the movie with me. :)
Carrie GrayCarrie Gray on January 14th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
This will probably never get read, but anyways Eugene Simon would be great for Jace. He is believable to be Clary (Lily Collins) sister, yet not like a twin. I write books that are similar in genre (unpublished... as of yet) and know that every day i think who the actors/actresses would be in the movies of my books.
Carrie GrayCarrie Gray on January 14th, 2011 05:33 am (UTC)
ACTOR... Again
Oh an if my previous comment ever gets a notice, then please look up Eugene Simon at imdb.com. Just my input and your the writer you should have say over casting. You made it possible to make the movie in the first place! :)
Carapheonixcarapheonix on January 14th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Sweet! The first phase of my plan is complete! Now I just have to Mind Control the casting director into picking Gaspard Ulliel for Alec and Shannon Kook-Chun for Magnus... *cackles*
LavenderLavendermini on January 15th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
YESSSS! Shannon kook chun would be perfect for magnus i never thought of him before lol.
Magnus Bane - (Anonymous) on July 23rd, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ejmsny on January 14th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, she definetly must be Clary. And i think Jace Wayland can be Alex Pettyfer cuz he has blonde hair and he's as charming as Jace. I love'em both!
whiterosesalexp on January 15th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Lilly Colins
I guess she's pretty good. Im just wondering, how short is she? And did the casting director/director inquire to Alex Pettyfer's agent about his role in this movie as Jace?