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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!
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
I think everyone would be interested to know that the IMDB page for The Mortal Instruments has finally been changed to "pre-production."

Hector Eliashectormeo on December 11th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
I think she would do a lovely Clary.
Do you know if by any chance there will be open auditions for Jace?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 11th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Perfect
There won't be.
Re: Perfect - hectormeo on December 12th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
I can see it...
I can see her really working! Can't wait to see who they pick for Jace and the rest... especially Magnus.
iarechrissie on December 11th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
Re: I can see it...
Yea! Magnus<3 :]
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
so do u know who is being casted for the rest of the characters?? and i totally think she's going to be AMAZING!!
Cha_Liacha_lia on December 11th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
I think she could pull it off. She wasn't bad in the Blind Side. And since Priest hasn't come out yet can't say how her acting was in that one. She's got the look and the right age. She has my vote.
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I really like the idea of Lily Cole as Clary. She looks good for the part and I think red hair could suit her. I wouldn't however want her to have such curly hair as Clary. i always imagined them as bigger and softer, and trust me when i tell you, if Clary had curly hair like that, it would look ridiculous half the time in the book. Take it from someone who knows. I'm glad they picked her, now let us just hope she can act :)

Also, I will just die if they do not pick Alex Pettyfer for Jace, He is definitely the best likeness, but unfortunately he is afraid of flying, which could influence his decision on whether to take the part or not. Hyperventilating over here. *Whoo, hoo, whoo, hoo*
tiffany_u2tiffany_u2 on December 11th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
H MY GOD it feels so real now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
iarechrissie on December 11th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
Agreed! I'm psyched >.
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sooooo excited! I couldn't have imagined better Clary! Looks like a really good choice. I can't wait to come to know the rest of the cast.
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
She looks gorgeous, and she deffinitaly could be Clary ;)
but did you guys know that she is 21? wow..
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lily Collins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
iarechrissie on December 11th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
Super Excited
Although she wasn't what I pictured Clary to be, I think she's right for the part. :] She's very pretty! And I think I should probably watch "The Blind Side". Wasn't she on the Teen Choice Awards? o_o Or am I mistaking it for someone else...because the other girl was blonde.
(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
I think that she will be a very good Clary! What do you think about Liam Aiken for Simon? Anyways, congrats Cassy!
Mariya DavisMariya Davis on December 12th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
she is perfect for Clary!
egbert13egbert13 on December 12th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
She's fine with me. I think she's a good actress and really pretty! I actually thought she would be a good Katniss Everdeen. But she can work as Clary Fray too. The only small problem I have with her as Clary is that she's a pretty tall girl and Clary is supposed to be very short. But oh well, every detail can't be exactly the same.
Straystrayme on December 12th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)

She looks kind of old in the first pic, but in the second she seems perfect (or as close as that can be)