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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 26th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
omg alex pettyfar would actually be close to perfect.

and the clary girl is totally cute!

i think i would make a good isabelle!
Jessi: TMI confused jacechained2darren on January 26th, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
she's perfect! but oh my goodness, if i have to hear one more thing about this alex pettyfer, i'm going to scream! he's too old looking and i just don't approve! i really hope he doesn't get cast. sorry to all the fans =/ my choice is chord overstreet. yes? anyone? anyone?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 26th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Kind of funnily, Chord Overstreet is two years older than Alex Pettyfer (Who is currently all styled up to look older, but probably could be dialed back down to look his age again.) *shrugs* Older/younger has a lot to do with makeup and styling. Whoever ends up with the part.
(Anonymous) on January 26th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Im excited
Please Please Please let her be a better actress than the Kristen Stewart and not ruin the the book. And i hope the directer knows every girl who has read these books has high expectations for Jace-There has to be looks and talent, Unlike Robert Pat. In all please do not let these movies turn into Twilight, bc the books are amazing and the movies suck. Director if you are reading this Please do not make the humor of the books go away just to make the movies short, i would be willing to sit there for five hours just as long as the movie is good.
(Anonymous) on January 26th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
when is the movie coming out??????????????
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 26th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
No one knows.
(Anonymous) on January 26th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
I can definetly see her as Clary! :D I was wondering if Alex Pettyfer has been officially cast as Jace as IMdb has on their cast list that he is playing the part!! I hope this is true :D xx
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 26th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Jace?
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
holy crap i actually pictured clary to look like this
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
She so looks right for clary I am sooo excited can't wait !! and I also can't wait for the nest book
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
Thomas Dekker as Sebastian!!!
I looked up Thomas Dekker, and he is PERFECT for Sebastian. A little bit of movie makeup, magic, and wardrobe will do him justice. :] & if Alex isnt Jace, I will still watch the movie but with an excitement level of -5000. If they screw up the cast like they did with Twilight, I dont know what I will do with myself.
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
I was just on imdb and it said Alex Pettyfer is going to be Jace!! That's true is it?:):):):)
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 27th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Jace
(Anonymous) on January 27th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
I love how the producers are listening to the fans viewpoints, I really do. However, I hate to say this, but I hope they don't rely on us for all the casting. I would rather have a well-acted movie,than a movie with actors who just look the part and who people swoon over. I'm hoping they hold auditions for the other characters.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 29th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
*laughs* A very balanced viewpoint. They've actually looked at quite a few actors for Jace. Alex is just getting all the press!
(no subject) - i_am_bookaholic on February 1st, 2011 04:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 28th, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
i love the books its my fav series
sadly this sucks i'm sad now though i kno people are against me but turning this great series into a movie is a bad idea for infernal devices i could see
its just ive notice much that great books turning into movies well it makes the story horrible it makes the imagination/mystery of the characters and
the story itself of not truly knowing
than there the people who never even read this book people think the movie is like the book which pisses me off when they make such remarks on how it was

anyway yea just stating opinon
ps cassandra clare i love your talent
i hope to be a great writer like u
(Anonymous) on January 28th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Totally see Logan Lerman who played Percy Jackson as Simon. He would be amazing for this role.
(Anonymous) on January 30th, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
Re: Simon
Yeh I like this idea though I sorta imagined Simon taller:P
hailstreamhailstream on January 29th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
yes, Alex again.
Um-maybe we shouldn't get too excited about Alex Pettyfer playing Jace. I love the idea with a passion, but there's new new post on MTV about how he would prefer to act Thomas Ward from The Last Apprentice, the upcoming movie based on Joseph Delaney's book.
Not that that isn't a great book, and not that he wouldn't act Tom well, but frankly, I cannot see anyone else playing Jace. This is seriously bad news, even if nothing's been confirmed yet.
And then it gets even BETTER!
The movie people are saying that if they can't get Alex as Jace, then they won't even make the movie!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on January 29th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Re: yes, Alex again.
*sigh* The movie people never said that. They fully intend to make the movie with or without Alex. Just like IMDB still says Alex is in TMI,


not everything on the Internet is true.

You might want to read this too:


Re: yes, Alex again. - hailstream on January 29th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: yes, Alex again. - cassandraclare on January 29th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: yes, Alex again. - hailstream on January 29th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
Brooke TorresBrooke Torres on January 30th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
OMG =}
When will the movie be released? I cannot wait. Your books are so amazing. I just finished Clockwork Angel last night and I can't wait til the next one comes out. Your a great writer Cassandra.
Holly BarlowHolly Barlow on January 30th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
I used to think it should be Alex Pettyfer. But NOW I totally think it should be Thomas Dekker ;)
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Jace?
ewwwww thomas dekker looks nothing like jace at all
(Anonymous) on January 30th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
i sooo see her as clary! im so excited for the movie that i made a mini movie for a class project nd got a 98 on it! cassandra clare you are the bomb!!!
(Anonymous) on January 30th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Omg!! Thank Youu So Much For Writing Another Book in the Mortal Instruments series!!!! I Thought That The City Of Glass Was The Last Onee!! Eeeeeeeeee Woop Woop :) And The Film As Well Im Literally Dying With Excitement!!! :)
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2011 10:26 am (UTC)
I was quite apprehensive about the casting of Clary, and it really isn't fun if your best friend is screaming in your ear that the girl on the screen totally does not look like a Clary. But I'm overruled. I think Lily Collins is the perfect Clary. But Jace where are you? I'd be heart-broken if the casting for Jace sucks! Alex Pettyfer? LOL!
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
Magnus Bane?
There's something that's been bothering me among all this raving about the main cast.
How is anyone ever going to be cast for Magnus?

I just can't think of any existing person who could embody him at all. His appearance or personality.
I do not envy the people involved in casting right now -_-

...maybe just a little.
Luvens PamphileLuvens Pamphile on February 1st, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
SHE IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!! now all we need is someone bold enough to be Jace... he has to be PERFECT... this book is amazing, beautiful, awesome and of course the best book EVER... so i find it fair that the movie comes out PERFECT... GET IT??!!??!!
(Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
Actor for Jace
My first thought for Jace was Alex Pettyfer also. However, for 6 books - if they may them all into movies - Alex may end up seeming to old for the part. Maybe they should look for younger actors that are all around the same age (like they are in the books). Just a thought...
(Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
yeah, she'll be awesome as clary!
there are even rumors that alex pettyfer will play JACE!!!
Norma CastroNorma Castro on February 3rd, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)
.... I'm disappointed and I hope it isn't true!

Watch it now!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 3rd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Re: .... I'm disappointed and I hope it isn't true!
(Anonymous) on February 4th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Lily Collins is perfect and alex peltyer for Jace or robert pattinson
Lily collins seems like a great choice. and yeas Alex peftyle should deifntlietly paly Jace I love Rob pattionson, talyor lautner and him!
(Anonymous) on February 4th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
Lily Collins
I think she is perfect!! <3 I think she will play a perfect Clary.