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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!
luinaldawenluinaldawen on December 12th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sure she will be great! *o*
And the others? ;)
(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
I think she's perfect for the part, but she doesnt have green eyes like clary does...
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 12th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Clara LebronClara Lebron on December 12th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
she fits perfect to play clary...I can't wait to see whos playing Jace :)
(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
I cannot believe this! When I was reading the books this is exactly who I imagined as Clary! I really don't know how tall she is, but she is gonna do sooo good. I can already tell. I'm so happy with this and I'm crossing my fingers for Alex Pettyfer for Jace :D Really, really awesome casting XD
(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Lily is a great Clary! :)
i can only hope Alex Pettyfer will play Jace since i know you have no say :D i will definitely still see the Movie if he doesn't :D i love the books very muck they are my favorite series :) -Tess
(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
I can totally see her as Clary. The casting director did good with her. I hope they cast good actors (I personally prefer unknown actors, that way it'll be a fresh face). I really hope the director doesn't ruin the movie like Twilight. I'm sorry, but I personally HATED the films (even though Taylor Lautner was good to look at), but Kristin Stewart as Bella was not a good choice for me, especially since she doesn't show any emotion in the crying scenes. But that's just my opinion.
Jenny Lynn Fergusonjennylynnferg on December 12th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
She looks great! And I did see The Blind Side and she was good in it. I'm just really excited because it means this is one step closer to actually happening. *does snoopy dance*
(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
She isnt the person my sister and I pictured as Clary, but she totally fits the image in our heads. We are really hoping that they cast Alex Pettyfer for Jace thats exactly how we pictured Jace.
(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
The first time I saw her as clary I was so upset because I had already had pictured who could play clary but now I'm actually quite happy and I think shell do a good job
I know wikipedia is wrong sometimes but is it true the the movie will be based on City of Glass????? What about CoB and CoA?!?!?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 12th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Wkipedia says that? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on December 13th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cassandraclare on December 13th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
When I first saw that Lily was going to play Clary I was like WTF! and then I almost pulled my hair out. BUT! When I thought it over and remembered how good she was in the Blind Side, I realized that she would be OK as Clary. She is most certainly not my first choice but Lily does have a resemblance to the character and her acting is good so I'd say that the casting directors got this one right :) Now let's see who they choose to play Jace......
(Anonymous) on December 12th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
I believe Alex Pettyfer should play Jace. Just saying ;)
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 12th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: WHO SHOULD PLAY JACE - (Anonymous) on December 13th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHO SHOULD PLAY JACE - cassandraclare on December 13th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHO SHOULD PLAY JACE - (Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: WHO SHOULD PLAY JACE - (Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
BadMommabadmomma64 on December 13th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
wow! i think she matches my mental picture of Clary... a lot! i'm so excited about the news about the movie - it really looks like things are moving in the right direction.

bully for you! and congratulations!
nindogs on December 13th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm lovin her as Clary! :)

Seen the blind side, but don't really remember her to be honest.
Daniella CorriganDaniella Corrigan on December 13th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Oh yes, shes is DEFINITELY perfect, i approve of the producers choice, tho i do like her straight hair!! very pretty!! <3
(Anonymous) on December 13th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
Major ups! Especially because she's Phil Collins' daughter. (And I love me some Phil Collins. ^.^) But also because she definitely looks like a Clary. :)