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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!
queengryffindor on February 28th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
I think she's the perfect Clary, and I'm pretty critical about these kinds of things.
Her hair is pretty, and so what if it's not naturally curly or red? (Is it? I can't really see it...)
It is called hair dye. Or wigs...And curling irons.
:) And there is such a thing as coloured contacts (in case her eyes aren't green. Again, I can't really see. I have terrible vision)
Anyway, for someone to say she's terrible and ugly, well my gosh you must be blind! She. Is. Pretty.And. Gorgeous. And. Amazing. You're just jealous of her.
Congrats on the casting and the movie, Cassandra! I can't wait to see it! (And I can't wait to reach City of Fallen Angels. I know all of the girls at my school are excited. I may or may not have forced them to read City Of Bones and so on...They all love TMI now so let's not focus on the details)
I really hope Alex Pettyfer is Jace. I don't know why, I just think he's the best for the job. He can act, and he looks like I imagined Jace would. (I know you don't have control over casting) Hey, it's a matter of opinion, people disagree with Alex Pettyfer, I disagree with their choices. Not a big deal.
Elyse PoliceElyse Police on February 28th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Uhh... has anyone been cast for Luke yet? I personally LOVE Gerard Butler, as a sexy Irishman or a sexy beast of a werewolf (Ahhh... get it? BEAST?) Anyway... I feel he could pull of the whole "I'm gonna tell you that I won't help you because i'm not your father, but I'll go in and help you find your mother" thing.
I also am under the impression that the girl that plays Bella's mother in "Eclipse" would make a good fit for Clary's mom. She sorta has red hair, and I feel like she looks like she could some serious butt as a shadowhunter. Just some people to take into consideration when making imaginary casts.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 1st, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Luke
No one else will be cast till they find Jace.
courtneyk2013 on March 1st, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
Omg she is the best clary there is! and i totally agree that alex pettyfer would make an amazing jace!
Swaroopini NairSwaroopini Nair on March 3rd, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Whos gonna be playing everyone else like Alec, Isabelle , Magnus , Simon ...???
Any ideas ?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 3rd, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Re: alec
belleirasan on March 4th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
I think that Callan McAuliffe would make a great Simon
Victoria K. LeonbladeVictoria K. Leonblade on March 4th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfur should be Jace!! His acting is amazing in the movie, I am Number Four!
Kelly Mooneymooneymama1 on March 4th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Logan Lerman who played Percy Jackson would make a kick --- Simon.
(Anonymous) on March 5th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
i think jeremy sumpter would do a great jace
(Anonymous) on March 6th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
oh! she looks perfect for clary!! she is so pretty! ale pettyfer = jace wayland is perfect!! please cast he!!
(Anonymous) on March 7th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer is a bad actor though. I know he's hot but not a good choice for acting.
(Anonymous) on March 8th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
Definately can see her playing Clary! Good choice! I wonder who the rest of the cast will be...
(Anonymous) on March 9th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
I AM SUPER OBSESSED WITH ALEX PETTYFER & CITY OF BONES. i wud die if they were combined. then alex pettyfer will have played two of my favorite book characters ever. Kyle from Beastly, and Jace from City of Bones. All thats left is Mr.Darcy from Pride and Prejudice...
(Anonymous) on March 9th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
clary casting
She is perfect why go for Alix P for jace he just is not handsome enough for the role anymore. you need a really stunning guy to play jace some one said the lad out of the hole for alix and the guy in menterlist for valentine I saw young man called chace out of gossip girl he was v handsome.
(Anonymous) on March 10th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
I kinda see Hayden Christensen playing Jace. Hes got that handsome cockyness going on.
(Anonymous) on March 12th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
I think i will like Lilly in the movie
(Anonymous) on March 12th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer, please
I prefer Alex Pettyfer to play Jace's character.
Please, Alex Pettyfer, NOT Taylor Lautner!!

I like Lily Collins to play as Clary :)
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 12th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Alex Pettyfer, please
No one ever suggested Taylor Lautner. We couldn't afford him anyway.
(Anonymous) on March 13th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
Infernal devices
What is the title of the book coming next in the Infernal devices series???? And why is Will so horribly mean?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 13th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: Infernal devices
Lydine ArriolaLydine Arriola on March 13th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
She's PERFECT for the part!!
I read all the mortal instruments books and STILL PATIENTLY waiting for the fourth book to come out!! I must say that i am totally CAPTIVATED with this series!!! GREAT JOB Clare!!! I hope Alex Pettyfer accepts the role of Jace!!! He'd be PERFECT!!!
(Anonymous) on March 13th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, she is most definetely perfect for this part! Any news on jace?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 13th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Perfect!
Ione Christine FerreiraIone Christine Ferreira on March 14th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
I like the choice!
I can't wait to see who else is casted!!
Adriana AcevedoAdriana Acevedo on March 14th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
A better choice for Jace
I love the choice for Clary, however, I see a lot of people leaning towards Alex Pettyfer as Jace. He seems a little too soft for my liking. Jace is supposed to be a bada** angel, who knows he's all that. Garrett Hedlund (played the son of Flynn in Tron: Legacy) seems, to me, to be a better fit for Jace.
Tessa ReiTessa Rei on March 14th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
I will be ordering this book asap! Looks very very good! I found myself a little over a year ago reading, which I never do and feel in love with it! Im now a published poet :) Featured in Knight Angels by Abra Ebner. Cant wait to get into another good book!
(Anonymous) on March 15th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
AMAZING CHOICE!!!!! she looks perfect for clary. To all the haters who are out there, if you don't like the way she looks then don't see the movie!!! Gosh, you would think fans would be more supportive!!! Anyways, I can't wait for the city of fallen angels comes out, i already pre ordered it at my library!! Good luck with the casting and I cant wait to know who plays Jace!!! :D
jacewaylandgirl on March 16th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
I know you said that the majority of the comments were about Alex Pettyfer being Jace, but I thought I'd say it again.
And I don't think that there's really a part for her, but Dianna Agron is my favourite actress ever and I would love to see her in the movie... a vampire perhaps? Werewolf? I'm not sure:)
christirenee93 on March 18th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
She's definitely perfect for Clary. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!