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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!
alexiarene on December 10th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
This is exciting! its going to be even better when they chose the actor for Jace !!!
rinzystripper: schnutrinzystripper on December 10th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
I don't know but imo she looks a bit too old for the role :/
nancydrew14nancydrew14 on December 10th, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Yes, I read online that she's actually in her twenties. But if you watch some of her interviews, she definitely comes off rather young.
(no subject) - angelfish_82 on December 10th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
I've never seen her in anything but think she's perfect. Looks like a great choice to me! How exciting!

Kelley Vitollo
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
She's not my perfect Clary, but I like the idea of her playing Clary over Emma Stone. Though I agree with some people, Molly Quinn has something about her that just screams out the ideal Clary actor.
Congrats Cassandra!!
Carmen E.BlurredMind on December 10th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
she looks perfect for the part, ohmigod!
I'm getting so excited, ahh!

To be honest, I am more interested in finding out who's going to portray Magnus Bane, or Alec Lightwood.
I'm thinking the person who's going to play Jace's role is going to come out as a shocker to most people, the same happened for Twilight.

I'm certainly positive that The Mortal Instruments will be a hit as a movie franchise!
twistedlightxtwistedlightx on December 10th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
she looks perfect, especially with the curly hair.
i am so excited for this movie to be made, i just hope they don't butcher it like the first twilight movie or the percy jackson movie. but from this it looks like its being cast right, unlike PJO. cant wait to see who is going to be playing Jace and Simon.
Lizzieinvincible1863 on December 10th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
Oh Cassie.... she is gorgeous!!
dorita77 on December 10th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
great pick
In Jace's words; "those pretty little curls"...very cute girl!
nancydrew14: pic#89319779nancydrew14 on December 10th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
I am definitely going to go watch her movies now too!

I have never heard of her before, but she definitely looks the part, which is a good start! I just watched some of her interviews on youtube, and I get more impressed with each video.

You'll have to tell us what you think after seeing her act. :)
Lexiluvsafari on December 10th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
lilichick on December 10th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
I hope the do a great job with the movie.
caliedgirl on December 10th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
when are they going to release the names of the rest of the cast?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 10th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
When they cast them, I would guess.
Adreannapiceased on December 10th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
Wasn't my first choice but she seems like she can pull it off. Besides, what do I know? LOL. -Also, The Blind Side was an awesome movie!!-. I can't wait to see who they choose as Magnus. Haha, that's going to be interesting. :] -He's going to be in this movie right??
ashesforever on December 10th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
I just can't wait to see Magnus on screen. If they get him right, everything else will fall into place.
Carolynautumn_mourning on December 10th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
I've not seen either of the things you mentioned but she does look how I imagined Clary in my head. This is all so exciting! Definitely something to look forward to.
Meganlyea on December 10th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
YES. This is so very Clary. And she is adorable. At least in the first photo. The second is a little scary.

I am sad that you don't have much to do with the movie. :( Will they consult you in stuff at least? Just a little?
Lee XiongLee Xiong on December 10th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
onetravelleronetraveller on December 10th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
YES! The first time I saw Lily I instantly thought of Clary! This is PERFECTION! I love her, and she's perfect for the role! So excited!
ter05ter05 on December 10th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Works for me.
Meganlyea on December 10th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
Is this not completely surreal? I'm infinitely interested in how you deal with this surreal-ness that is going on around you. And maybe you just ignore it and let it only affect you when it has to and when you do public tours and things, but just wow. How is it to see the actress who will play a part in a book that you wrote?
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
this is getting so exciting!! cant wait to find out who'll play jace.. love it!!
Ashlee DeHerreraAshlee DeHerrera on December 10th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
casting list?
has any of the other characters been cast yet? or just clary?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 10th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: casting list?
Just Clary.
tmpixie on December 10th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Love this choice!
val.truexillusions on December 10th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
She is not who I ~personally pictured as Clary (A mix of Alexz Johnson and Emma Stone would be my perfect Clary) BUT... I will not be nasty about the casting. I have no reason to be. I have hope that the movie will be awesome and that Lily will do Clary justice.

At least give her a chance, people.
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
I like lily!
oh wow they are already starting to do casting! I thought the movie was ages away.

Do you get to meet lily soon?

Do you know if the rest of the characters are going to be open auditions? I hope they go to korea to cast Magnus!

Do you know if they have already have a handful of jace potentials they need to choose from - or have they not started looking yet?

This is excciiitinng