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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!
 
 
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(Anonymous) on February 14th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
diaries
I loved your Lord of the Rings diaries and hadn't connected you to the Mortal Instruments series which I also love. Thanks for your writing. Such a pleasure.
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
clay & jace
I think Lilly Collins will make a great Clary! As for Jace, i have watched films and tv shows from both Alex Pettyfer and Thomas Dekker, and i think that Thomas would portray Jace a little better than Alex.
(Anonymous) on February 16th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
:D
I never heard of her, but she make an ok clary haha, I am still hoping to see alex as jace :D i was thinking Daniel radcliffe as Alec...l don't know why, but he seems like an Alec
(Anonymous) on February 17th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
City of Bones Movie
I think she will make a great clary. if you need a jace, try alex pettyfer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so efing excited for da movue. ilovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee your work.

now imagine an obssed girl saying this in a highpitched singsong way and you've got me eeeeep!!!!!!!!!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 17th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
Re: City of Bones Movie
Alex Pettyfer mention #607... not that I'm counting...:)
nora moonnoramoon98 on February 17th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for the film!!
I can't wait for the film...iam wanting to see now!!
(Anonymous) on February 17th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
JAce
Please don't cast Alex Pettyfer. Every time I look at him to see if he makes a good Jace, I just don't see it in him! Lily Collins is perfect though, and you did a great job!!! She naturally looks like her! I can't wait for this movie because I love the books!!
(Anonymous) on February 18th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
Jace
I love your books and am so excited for a movie!!!! This should be an excellent film and Lily Collins just has this vibe to her that only Clary would have!!!! Who are you going to be casting for Jace?? Many people have been saying that you should choose Alex Pettyfer but I find that he doesn't really look like the Jace described in your books. I can't wait to find out who will play his role and will be checking back every day!!!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 18th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Re: Jace
I am not in charge of casting Jace. :)
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Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 20th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
Re: so are they posting
What?
Tdog PaulusTdog Paulus on February 20th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
then are they casting
are they ????
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 20th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
Re: then are they casting
How could they cast Clary if they weren't casting?
Re: then are they casting - Tdog Paulus on February 20th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: then are they casting - cassandraclare on February 20th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: then are they casting - Tdog Paulus on February 21st, 2011 01:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Belinda FaheyBelinda Fahey on February 22nd, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
ah i dont know about lily. unless they can make her hair red but also make it look real im not sure. She isnt what i pictures but hell i could be wrong she could be perfect for the roll. i think ashley greene as isabelle
moviewatch on February 22nd, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
As much as I think Greene should be izzy. I don't want anyone from twilight in the movie, no one can act
(no subject) - Belinda Fahey on February 23rd, 2011 06:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
moviewatch on February 22nd, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
I have a question for everyone out there... Would you rather have a 21 year old(pettyfer) who looks EXACTLY like jace, or a 24 year old (dekker) who looks NOTHING like jace
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'd rather have someone (not ALEX PETTYFER) who can act.
Belinda FaheyBelinda Fahey on February 22nd, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
The Cast Could Be Better
I'm not to sure about Lily, her red hair in the photo above looks really fake and it's not curly. If they can make her hair an awesome red and curly but make it look real, i think she could totally play the part of clary but for now no. I think Molly C Quinn would make a better Clary but as it is its not up to me. Ashley Greene should play Isabelle Gerard Butler as Luke, Daniel Craig as Valentine, Maryse Lightwood Cote De Pablo, Maia Missy Peregrym. What about Toby Hemingway as Jace Wayland or Chase Crawford as Jace or Simon maybe Alec
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 22nd, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
Re: The Cast Could Be Better
It seems a little odd to be upset that Lily's hair is not naturally curly (a minor detail) and then suggest Missy Peregrym for Maia, when Missy is white, and Maia is black (not a minor detail.)
Re: The Cast Could Be Better - Belinda Fahey on February 23rd, 2011 06:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: The Cast Could Be Better - moviewatch on February 23rd, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: The Cast Could Be Better - cassandraclare on February 23rd, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: The Cast Could Be Better - canyoudigjess on March 30th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
768sarah on February 22nd, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
does anyone know when the dicide who is playing Jace??
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
They decide when they decide. I don't know why people think there's some sort of date they have to decide by.
kaitlyna3 on February 22nd, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
ABSOLUTELY DISAGREE. THAT'S NOTHING AS AWESOME AS I PICTURED CLARY. I HATE IT.
I THINK THAT SHE SHOULD HAVE BLUE EYES AND HAVE BETTER (AND SHORTER THAN THAT) HAIR. WERE YOU DRUNK WHEN YOU PICKED IT?
kaitlyna3 on February 22nd, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - kaitlyna3 on February 22nd, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cassandraclare on February 22nd, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kaitlyna3 on February 22nd, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cassandraclare on February 22nd, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
burn - moviewatch on February 23rd, 2011 03:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kaitlyna3 on February 22nd, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cassandraclare on February 22nd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Clary
I think personally, that Lily Collins is beautiful and will be absolutely perfect for this role. I have never seen her act but she is in one of my dad's favorite tv shows which says a lot. (my dad is picky ;P) She is almost exactly how I imagined Clary and your casting people did a great job, Cassie!
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
i'm not trying to be mean but in my opinion i feel its too early for a movie at all. i understand that people are excited but i feel that they're moving too fast with it and by moving this fast they may end up making some bad decisions. we don't need another I Am Number Four or
Eragon. We all saw how bad they ended up and eragon never got a sequel because the movie was done so badly. i feel as though there is no one available at the moment who could really truly play the parts. personally i think it could wait a little longer. the mortal instruments series are my favorite books next to Lord of the Rings and i would hate to see them ruined because someone was too quick to jump into a movie. in all honesty i feel like this is going to be one of those movies that they are going to use to try and replace harry potter and twilight because they're ending. i would love to see these books made into movies but not because someone wants to replace something else for the sake of making money.
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
Having now read through 24 pages of stupid comments from people about this movie, congratulations. This is the stupidest.
Uh, Okay then. - (Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2011 12:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Uh, Okay then. - cassandraclare on February 23rd, 2011 01:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
SuperlyDuperlyExcited!
I am happy with this choice for Clary :) Lilly Collins kind of brings a glamourous side to the character, but hopefully she'll still be able to pull off the average girl next door look. & I can understand everyones anxiety about the cast (ESPECIALLY Jace) but I'm pretty sure that whoever they pick will be hot, and a good actor. (lets hope) But like everyone else, i'm on the Alex Pettyfer bandwagon ;))if he is cast a Jace i'll probably need a paramedic. I WILL go into cardiac arrest <3

(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
:)
I am tired of the over analyzation of Lilly Collins. Have you all not heard of Makeup, Special effects, or clothing for that matter? With the correct people in charge, we can all expect Lilly to not look like herself in the movie (in a good way). she is not going to be "Lilly Collins" in the movie, if you get what I mean - she's going to look like the Clary we all love or love to hate :) & if you hate the cast, save yourself from high blood presure and just dont see the movie.
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Re: :)
Love to hate? What the hell?
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Re: :) - cassandraclare on February 23rd, 2011 01:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: :) - moviewatch on February 23rd, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Hmmm..
I'm almost afraid though that Lilly is a little bit TOO pretty to play Clary. If she had a subtle, not so obvious beauty to her, then that would be fine - but then again who they choose to play her is not in my control. I just hope they can ugly her up a bit ;) her acting is great though from what I've seen.

[and this is extremely random... but everytime I see the cover models for Clary on the MI books, I cant help but feel the model looks like shes 40.. anyone else feel this way? :P ]
moviewatch on February 23rd, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
i am happy with the choice
personally, i think that collins is a great choice for the role. i think its funny (not to name any names) that people think that cassandra is in charge of the casting. not trying to be rude or anything to mrs. clare, but she doesn't have the choices to the casting. i mean really? get over yourselfs, how about you write to screen gems and ask them who they are talking to for other characters.
another i think is EXTREMELY disgraceful to every MI fans everywhere is that people think that who they picked for clary is the only choice that they could have! uhhh, people the movie is coming out with lilly collins, like it or not!
and to the girl who said in the movie, clary should have blue eyes, go pick up any book in the series and re-read it about twenty times, or unless you know for a fact that clary has LONG hair and GREEN eyes.

PS~I am not trying to be rude.
Bethany GeorgeBethany George on February 23rd, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
I think that she'll play Clary very well.I also think that Alex Pettyfer would play great as Jace along with her.
riay_night on February 23rd, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the casting of Clary! She looks perfect for the part, and I can't wait for the rest of the casting decisions to come out! It must be so exciting to see your characters being cast for a movie adaptation! I must say, as an Eng Lit major I hardly have anytime for pleasure reading (especially YA pleasure reading), but when I do I make the time for your books! I can't wait for City of Fallen Angels to come out--please tell me you have tour dates in Arizona somewhere! I would love to get the chance to come out and see you!
(Anonymous) on February 24th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
I think it should be emma roberts. she looks younger then this woman up here. it would make more sense.
(Anonymous) on February 24th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
one year age difference
they are only one year apart, so they arent that much apart and besides lilly looks younger, and so does emma, but they chose lilly for a reason and we have to wait to see what reason that was.
And emma probaly woudlnt have time doing TMI, she's in SCRE4M, which is supposed to be a new trilogy, so she'll be in the two other sequels
Desiree WaldenDesiree Walden on February 25th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
jace and clary and amasment!!
omg!! she looks perfect! annnd alex p looks great for jace!! and omgness!! like forreally though im so excited for the movie i looove your books!!
(Anonymous) on February 25th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Maryh
She really looks like Clary!!! She's perfect as her!!!