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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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Katie Wolf O'SullivanKatie Wolf O'Sullivan on April 16th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)

Woop Woop!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THISSSSSS :D
(Anonymous) on April 16th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Lily And Her Brows
She's great, except she should trim those eyebrows, they just look a litte heavy for clary's delicate features.

Other than that she is perfect!!!!! :) I love her, I just hope they find a good Jace, according to an article, Alex Pettyfer just declined The Mortal Instruments option to be in the Last Apprentice
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on April 17th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: Lily And Her Brows
(Anonymous) on April 17th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
OH MY JEUSUS!!!! she Looks exactlly like hre, the way Ipictured her!!!!!
(Anonymous) on April 19th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Movie
As much as I love Alex Pettyfer... can't this role go to someone who is still developing in the movie industry. Yes I know that he is, but I would love for the characters to be honestly portrayed by newer, fresher people. Actors whom the world doesn't know all that well. It would be like asking Robert Pattinson to be Jace.... please, God no! I can't stand the thought!:(
Great job Cassandra on a successful career! You deserve it.
And I can't wait to read the new mortal instruments novel, I still haven't had the chance to pick it up
(Anonymous) on April 20th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
The movie
SO! I am totally excited for the movie! However, not that this is supposed to be cynical by any means! But please don't let it get morphed into the Twilight Phenomenon. The movies and the whole big hype around it completely turned me off from it. Eventhough I loved and read the books wayyy before it was popular! Just an idea!

ahah Love you and the books. Absolutely amazing!
Laurenn CassidyLaurenn Cassidy on April 20th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer as Jace?
I seriously think Alex Pettyfer would be amazing as Jace, The actress for Clary fits in definitly, But Jace should really be played by Alex Pettyfer, He fits the role and description perfectly.
So excited about the film! I have been wanting this to be made ever since I got City of Bones back in 2007!
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Jace character
Alex Pettyfer Duh!!!!

P.S I have already finished "City of Fallen Angels" So pretty,pretty,pretty please tell me that there is going to be another book after it or i will kill myself (I won't really kill myself I am just saying it)so please, please let there be another book !!!!!!!!!!

Thank you
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on April 21st, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Jace character
There are two.
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Jace
Alex Pettyfer should be Jace....im just saying.oh and how is the problem with Jace in the City of Fallen Angels book going to be changed? They cant clean the demon blood out of him! Or can they? If i was clary i would not trust him. Oh is there going to be movies based on all of the books like in the twilight series? Im just sugesting that that would be a good business plan and would please your fans.
Freyakougazgurl on April 26th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Jace
Er... Spoiler alert?
(Anonymous) on April 21st, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
She is perfect, exxept the fact that she is 8 years to old to play Clary!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on April 21st, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
Clary is not fourteen.
(Anonymous) on April 22nd, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
City of Bones!
I just finished the book and Im very disappoint in the ending. I wanted Jace and Clary to get together.. Im pretty much turned off the rest of the books i didnt like this twist.. Do Clary and Jace get together later?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on April 22nd, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Re: City of Bones!
They're not related and they get together. No need to read the rest.
(Anonymous) on April 23rd, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
I've read the books like 12 timex, I love them!!! Whenever I thought of clary I imagined emma roberts but I saw blind side a million time and I know Lily collins would be a grat Clary. Alex pettyfer is a great JACE!! I hope the movies dont leave the importanat things out!! Great job with the casting so far( So excited to see Magnus-my like fav character-) GOOD LUCK LILY!!!
Savanah WadeSavanah Wade on April 23rd, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
please dont
Don't leave out key details like most novel to movie mishaps *cough* Harry potter *cough*
Freyakougazgurl on April 26th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Re: please dont
*cough*Twilight*cough*

...seriously, that movie sucked. I'm begging the Angel that they don't do this to CoB.
(Anonymous) on April 24th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Casting
This might sound really mean, but I REALLY hope they make her pluck her eyebrows or I'm going to be distracted through the whole film! Jace's casting was a good choice though, we'll just have to wait and see how their acting is.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on April 24th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Re: Casting
Since they haven't cast Jace, I am confused.
(Anonymous) on April 24th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Casting
Gawd I hope its not Alex Pettyfer he may look the part but his acting is terrible. It's very very bland from what I've seen in 'I am number Four' and 'Beastly'. I really hope they go for a new, unknown actor to play Jace he's far to crucial a character to be acted badly x.x

Love Lily for Clary she fits her so well :D

Excited for the films <3
(Anonymous) on April 25th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
It's kind of annoying when your scrolling through comments and all you see is "HER? I Wanted (Enter actor here) to play Clary! I'm not seeing this movie!" If you were a true fan of the books, you wouldn't even think about doing not going to see the movie because of a stupid reason such as that. Lily Collins is officially Clary! I think she'll be an amazing Clary.I just hope the pick the others soon. I don't know about anyone else, but I think Adam Lambert would be a supermegaawesomefoxyhot Magnus Bane.
Freyakougazgurl on April 26th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Magnus... Isn't he part asian? I coulda sworn...
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(Anonymous) on April 25th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
ok,soooo my B~Day is Friday and I'm way more excited about This!!! however,if they don't cast alex pettyfer as JACE! I might give up on it.....Naw!,That'll nver happen!!! xD <3
Freyakougazgurl on April 26th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Well, that's cool, but...
I still wanna know who's going to play Magnus. <3 God, I hope they don't disappoint with that one. He might be my favorite character ever!
Freyakougazgurl on April 26th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Well, that's cool, but...
And also, can I ask, is the boy on the cover of Book 3 meant to be Alec? That always confused me...
Re: Well, that&#39;s cool, but... - cassandraclare on April 26th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
April DefoorApril Defoor on April 27th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
YES!!!!!
I think she is perfect!!!!!!!
(Anonymous) on April 28th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
Will this movie be targeted towards the young teens (like just turned 13) or will they be directing it towards the older teens and adults? I really hope it is towards the older adults.
101emmybemmy on April 30th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
omg jace has to be played by jeremy sumpter he has that vulnerable look to him that jace has sometimes!!!
Johnray RamosJohnray Ramos on May 6th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
The movie
so excited for it! when will it be showing? is alex pettyfer going to be jace? lily collins is perfect for clary. especially with her red hair.
spudsinc on May 10th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Rawr :)
She wouldn't be my first choice but she seems like a sweet girl :)
As for those people who say Alex Pettyfer should be Jace, for some reason I can never take him seriously, from all the movies I have seen him in he is a bit of a fluffy actor, not sure he could take on the sexy, sarcastic but still deep and well intelligent character of Jace. Alec, Simon, and Magnus are definitely a bit more of a concern for me though! They will have to be chosen very carefully!! Thomas Dekker for Alec, hehe? :p
Amy MerinoAmy Merino on May 11th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
I THINK Alex Pettyfer WOULD BE THE GREATEST AND THE MOST FANTASTIC GUY FOR JACE!!! ND IF U HAV DOUBTS CHEEK THIS WEBSITE OUT.. :) <3

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Brandi LoutonBrandi Louton on May 14th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
taylor lautner for jace? what does everyone think?
i totally think that taylor lautner should play jace, him and lilly collins would be perfect together, since they are dating and was already in the movie abduction together, they have great chemistry. plus i could so imagine jace looking like taylor.
Brandi LoutonBrandi Louton on May 14th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
she would be great to play clary