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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 14th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Clary
I totally can see her as Clary!! I can't wait to see who they choose for Jace!! I love these books so much! I sure hope they can do justice with all of the characters and with the story lines!! very cool though :)
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yay!
I've seen the Blind Side and Lily is absolutely awesome in it! I am sure she will make a GREAT Clary! I am so excited for the movie to come out!!!!!
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
actor for Jace
i know the perfect Jace he looks and can act like him, his name is Alex Pettfer. hope u like it:) he plays in beastly.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 15th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: actor for Jace
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Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 15th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Because hair color and eye color are not the definitive thing about a character. I'd rather see Clary a brunette than played by a bad actress and I am glad the producers feel the same. (Also, there are good hair dye jobs and bad ones. And does anyone actually give a crap that Daniel Radcliffe doesn't have "piercing green eyes"?)

Edited at 2010-12-15 03:27 am (UTC)
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(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
omg she is a really good clary! and a great actor to, soo this is definently gonna be good, better than the actors in twilight(and i am also hudge twilight fan but this is WAY better).

ALEX PETTYFER AS JACE! its perfect.....WATCH THE MOVIE ALEX RIDER AND YOU'LL SEE WHY!
(: <33333333333333333333333333333
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
clary
No...I wanted to be Clary. I so hoped they would hold auditions. I'm perfect for her, I swear.
Ugh, this makes me so upset.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
with red hair and curly looks perfect
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
clary
i reakcon she is great!!!!

but please DO NOT use Taylor Lautner for Jace, he is already in twilight. choose someone that has never been seen before, don't choose any big names or your fans will be at war..

I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!! <3
Cassandra MartinoCassandra Martino on December 15th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
I just recently became obsessed with the serious but I am very excited to have them turned into movies. Not really what I imagined for Clary but she could blow us all away when it comes out.

And to those who haven't seen the Blind Side.. I have.. and I don't remember her. Although I'm sure she's probably Sandra Bullock's daughter in it. :)
Cassandra MartinoCassandra Martino on December 15th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
And that should say series, not serious. Whoops.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
omg!! she's perfect!! um so excited...now i reaally can't wait :D
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Lily Collins
I just checked in on your site after a couple of weeks away, Lily Collins(Phil Collins daughter) is a great fit. She has an innocent look about her, even the little freckles across her nose. I can't wait to see who plays Jace and Simon.
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
k so since this girl is super pretty i think she shud have someone play jace who is equally cool, so MITCH HEWER just putting it out there ;)
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
I almost died when I found out these book are going to be made into movies! I just need to know one thing.... whos going to play JACE!?!?!?!
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Shes perfect!!!
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I never thought of her as a clary, but who knows, I think she might surprise us. I saw her in The Blind Side and thought she was a really great actress. I think this movie might make her career. :)