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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!
Georgette MartinezGeorgette Martinez on December 10th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
She's just perfect... She's Phil collins Daughter and I like him easer.. May be he should also work on the movie Music...
padaleckici0us: OMGExciting;;padaleckici0us on December 10th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
seen Winchester Boys approved! :D yes She looks so perfect as Clary! :D

I agree with you, Cassandra!
Amanuensis: did I pay you?amanuensis1 on December 10th, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Actual CASTING, omigod, it's really a happening thing, how wonderful! (And, yeah, she looks very Clary!)
Forgotten memories: TMI • Clary & Jace • Togetherblue_emotion on December 10th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
I'm really excited about this! Lily looks like she'll make a great Clary!
saphitrisaphitri on December 10th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)
Ohh she's great! Not the way I imaged Clary, but that's okay; the chance a very slim one, anyway :) I think she looks great for Clary. Definitely does her justice. Yay! This is so exciting :D

Now I can't wait to find out about the rest of the cast, haha. I wanted to say just Jace, but I have to admit I am super curious about Magnus, too... Haha.
Subtlynicesubtlynice on December 10th, 2010 11:36 am (UTC)
I love this casting choice already. She's perfect!
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC)
Totally agree!
Wow, I had other actresses in mind, but she's SO PERFECT for Clary! I totally see her as Clary :D
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
If lily collins and taylor are close then maybe..
Hi CC! Im the girl you once diagonised with a werewolf obscession on one of your blog posts before hehe! And i must say, I love how lily collins = Clary!!

Not only because her looks and her acting abilty is very claryesque but also because i love how lily is close friends with a werewolf actor. So can you imagine if taylor lautner visited the COB set because you know thats what friends of actors do to hang out (i think). And then because he is so charming, what if he could score a cameo role! Like a random wolf from Luke's pack who in the background is the voice that always says 'Yeah!' to whenever luke suggests to do something :p That would be classic! So if as an author if you get invited to visit the set during production time, and you spot taylor lautner you know to do haha ;)
Jennifer Ballos SouthworthJennifer Ballos Southworth on December 10th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
She is absolutely adorable and she is going to be a wonderful Clary! Sending positive thoughts her way and wish her nothing but the best when filming starts! Very excited that casting has started and I can't wait for the movie!
ladycaitlyn on December 10th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
this is GREAT!! FANTASTIC! I saw the Blind side, Lily was amazing in it. She'd make a perfect Clary! I'm so excited for when the movie comes out! I'm going to be first in line at the movie theater opening night!
A Deserving Porcupinerockinlibrarian on December 10th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
I can see it, definitely. Actually she's way closer to my internal Clary than most of the fan-art Claries I've seen, which may account for why apparently some commenters don't agree. But I'm all there.
shadow_hunter96 on December 10th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
Is the script before or after they choose the actors?
angelfish_82angelfish_82 on December 10th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Before. :)
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
I think it is awesome for Lily to play Clary, Yea I can see it. Hope they pick someone awesome as well to play Jace, I can't wait to see who it will be!
Once More Into the Breacheldanna on December 10th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful news! I loved her in The Blind Side. I think it's a great choice and now I can't wait to see who else is cast!
I love a good pen9t9 on December 10th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
She's lovely-good call on their part!
amandas2cents on December 10th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! Glad to hear they are casting!
ddpjclaf on December 10th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
Oh! I'm so excited!

In that second photo (with the curly hair) she looks almost exactly how I envisioned Clary! I think the casting director did an excellent job.

I so can't wait to see who will play the rest (especially Jace!). Let's hope they do as good a job with him!
commentcatcommentcat on December 10th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
I can see her as Clary - oddly, the curly hair shot more than the candid. Yay!
Catherine May ܤCatherine May ܤ on December 10th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Really anxious for this movie!
I really see her as Clary (especially as a redhead!)
btsmuse on December 10th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
She is adorable! And...
Has anyone considered Chord Overstreet from Glee (Sam) as Jace?
I think he would be lovely!! By the way, The Blind Side is an amazing movie, sooooo worth watching & crying!
btsmuse on December 11th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Re: She is adorable! And...
Maybe he's too pretty...but I always think of Jace as being ethereal - not perfect, but stunning. Who has a wish list for Jace? Would love to hear peoples dream Jace...
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
Lily Collins as Clary
She makes a perfect Clary.
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
OMG!!! I am sooo excited for the movie!!! LC would be a perfect Clary!!! though even though I know Clary's hair is red i always imagined it blonde... WHO PLAYS JACE???? THATS THE REAL QUESTION!!!
Eleni Xlafemmereaders on December 10th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, her look is perfect! I've seen The Blind Side and she's a pretty good actress, definitely a must see movie. :) I can't WAIT to see my favorite series on the big screen, move over stupid Twilight movies, Cassandra is taking over!
kim guennettekimberGee on December 10th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
so fun! I think she is a great choice, she did great in the blind side, quiet cool but underlying strength. how exciting to be here from the start.
roglows_hereroglows_here on December 10th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
i never would have thought of her, but she's absolutely perfect!! (and i did like her in "the blind side").

ooh, i'm excited! :)