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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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christirenee93 on March 18th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
She's definitely perfect for Clary. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
(Anonymous) on March 18th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
She's a perfect Clary and i absolutely loved her in The Blind Side. :)
Alex Pettyfer annoys me. He's already been in like ten movies just this year and Jace has more attitude. I really hope he doesnt play Jace
(Anonymous) on March 19th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
try 2 movies this year
(no subject) - Adriana Acevedo on April 16th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sylvia NguyenSylvia Nguyen on March 19th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
I can see her as clary
saphiritae on March 22nd, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer should be Jace AND Peeta!
bianca92 on March 23rd, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
Movie Q
might you have any idea if the movie is going to be one of the big productions in theaters or is it going to be small where only certain theaters will play it and you have to spend painstaking hours looking for it? hoping for the first :)
BrookeBrooke3131 on March 23rd, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Jace
I believe Philip Ettinger would make a good Jace Wayland... He can die his hair blonde and he is a cutie. Look him up on IMDB. :)
Rave RomanovRave Romanov on March 27th, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
ALL I'M GOING TO SAY IS.... Alan Cummings would be ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for Magnus Bane! (Photo: http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08060ua0o7dtU/340x.jpg) If you've ever seen his work, you'd know he's an INCREDIBLE actor, and Magnus Bane has Alan's name written ALL OVER IT!
(Anonymous) on March 27th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
Alec, Magnus and a random question
Can someone please help me out? I was just wondering, in the ID series The Clockwork Angel, it mentions why the Lightwood's hate Will because of what he did to their little sister, is that going to be elaborated on in a future ID or even TMI book, or was it just my imagination and it's really just a trifling detail?

Also: I know you, Cassandra Clare, have no control over casting but I think that Adam Lambert should be Magnus XD. And of course, Alex Pettyfer as Jace.But the guy who plays Alec needs really pretty blue eyes. Like erm...Frodo's eyes in somne scenes of Lord of the Rings.
Anyway, love the books, can't wait for the movie!!
(Anonymous) on March 27th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Alec, Magnus and a random question
Actually I cants see this Alex as Jace...dont have a better choice bus he really seems too soft!
But she just looks how I imagined Clary..perfect!
Re: Alec, Magnus and a random question - Adriana Acevedo on April 16th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on March 28th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i cant wait i know who's playing Jace but not Simon and im only 12 years old and i read this type of books she
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Curl her hair a little more and she is soooo Clary, so innocent pretty and with deep powerful eyes!!
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
Me like!!!!
Curl her hair a little more and she is soooo Clary, so innocent pretty and with deep powerful eyes!!
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
hunter parrish!
(Anonymous) on March 30th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
casting of city of bones movie
she looks almost perfect but personally i think Nathalia Ramos frm the bratz movie would be perfect to play clary fray but thats just me but who ever you choose i would still go see the movie because im a hugh fan of ur books cant wait until book four comes out
canyoudigjess on March 30th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
One prob-blame-o!
I can't get over Lily's eyebrows. I've NEVER pictured Clary with such thick eyebrows! >.
i_bucket on March 31st, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Actress!
I was thinking more Emma Stone, but she is great too!! <3
(Anonymous) on April 2nd, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Actress!
well even though emma stone would be a good choice, she is contracted for the new spider-man reboot, and possibly sequels. and she also died her hair blonde.
(Anonymous) on April 1st, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Jace
Who should play Jace???? I think Drew Van Acker would be really great as Jace
(Anonymous) on April 3rd, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
Lily as Clary
Perfect, she just remind me of Clary sooo much.
(Anonymous) on April 3rd, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer
Alex Pettyfer just has to be Jace, he looks exactly like him and besides no one else is hot enough to pull Jace off. Cant wait till the movie comes out!!!(:
(Anonymous) on April 3rd, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
They could have done sorry and the trailer for the new book it shit you tell it fake sorryyyy but i am a big fan of yours <3 from serih and email me serishsubhan@hotmail.com :)
(Anonymous) on April 6th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
i know they've already casted Clary but when i think Clary i picture Molly C. Quinn from castle especially since her hair basically matches the cover. She to me has the first appearance of fragile like how Clary comes off....
(Anonymous) on April 6th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
she doesn't have any choice over the casting.
(Anonymous) on April 6th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
hi
hi when is this film estimated to be released does anyone know???
(Anonymous) on April 6th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
movie
wonderful news, i new these books would make a fantastic film and now can't wait to see it . Have read the mortal instruments 1 - 3 and have ordered book 4 plus the clockwork angel, and will be keeping a look out for the rest of the books.
thankyou
heismyfiyeroheismyfiyero on April 8th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Guh! I'm soooo excited! I bought and read City of Fallen Angels the day it came out! <333 <333 <333 I can't wait to see who plays Jace! <3 I hope that he is just as the book describes him, but I also hope that he has his attitude and love JUST RIGHT.
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
Jace
Alex Pettyfer is too baby faced for Jace, haha :) I think that someone more flamboyant should play Jace :D
(Anonymous) on April 16th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
Casting
I think she is beautiful and I cant wait for the movie! It is so hard picturing the characters whenever I read, but the one character I can always see is Magnus Bane and he always looks like Jay Manuel from Americas Next Top Model