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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 15th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
She does make a really good Clary, and though I imagined someone different, I think Lily better fits the description.
But now the important part is who will play Jace.
As many others have said before me, Jace will either make the film or break it.

In my opinion, Alex Pettyfer would be an amazing Jace. I hope he auditions for the role.

And are Lily's eyes brown? (I know, I know, she can wear coloured contacts)I was just wondering, her eyes are very pretty.
jaceismylife39 on December 15th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
In the first picture it sort of looks like she has green-ish eyes. Even if they don't give her color contacts I think that would be fine. Of course I would PREFER that they did, but not everything can be perfect. And if Hollywood dyes her hair, you know that it WILL look great. So yeahh.... And I REALLY love your books Cassy!
wavy3wavy3 on December 15th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I can definitely see her as Clary. I can't wait to see the others!
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
I really think shes perfect!
if i have to think of anyone it would decently be her!
Im just jumping with joy with how excited i am to see one of my favorite books is being made into a movie!

Im totally up for her play Clary!
she is so adorable to!
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 04:56 am (UTC)
On Casting Jace
I'm probably the only person who feels this way, but I feel like Alex Pettyfer would be a terrible idea for Jace. He's going to be in "I Am Number Four" and the following movies, and that is another big teen series. Since that movie comes out long before TMI, he'll be known as John (or Number Four) and everyone will think of him that way if they see him as Jace. I just don't want this series to go the way of Twilight, where everyone gushes over the male characters, when the GIRL is actually the lead role. This series deserves so much more than that. It's better than that.
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
Re: On Casting Jace
That'll only be relevant if I Am Number Four is a huge success and they actually make more films. Most franchises don't make it, and I Am Number Four, I have to say, looks really bad. I don't think it'll be an issue.
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Re: On Casting Jace - (Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: On Casting Jace - Rachel Caldwell on December 18th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: On Casting Jace - (Anonymous) on December 18th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
a_l_m_5 on December 16th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC)
Lily Collins for Clary
Lily Collins is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the role of Clary. There is no one better to play the part. I am dieing to know who will play Jace......
Christine MedinaChristine Medina on December 16th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Wow she is perfect for the part. :) Can't can't wait for the movies to come out and to see who plays Jaci's part. I am very happy and Congratulations Cassandra.
Jacquelyn HarlowJacquelyn Harlow on December 16th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
I think she is perfect!
I don't really know this actress - but she definitely looks the part. Can't wait to see the movie.
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
She's ok. Alex Pettyfer is good for Jace!
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, this makes me so happy!! She is going to be the perfect Clary! Can not wait to see who plays Jace! :)
Cleopatra AvalonCleopatra Avalon on December 16th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Ok, maybe this is just me but I was picturing Clary as a super pretty red-head but .... Lilly doesn't even have red hair and isn't exactly.... yah.... but oh well I guess everyone looks different with makeup on (the right make up) and on the optimistic side at least there's going to be a movie!!! and Jace can still be super hawt ;)
(Anonymous) on December 16th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Elena Satine
Congratulations to Lily Collins! I'm sure she'll be great a Clary! :)
I also thought that Elena Satine looked just how i imgained Clary to look like. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2327873280/nm2180812
sam_wam on December 16th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
perfect :)
actually did a happy dance, i've been looking forward to city of bones becomming a movie.
it's going to be amazing :)
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Love her she's perfect for Clary. :) the only thing is I don't want to be mean but can someone please do her eyebrows?
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
I think that may be her look though. You know like Camille Belle? The bushy eyebrows may be their look. :)
(Anonymous) on December 17th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
omigosh, alex pettyfer should play jace. hes perfect for the role, he came out in the movie wild child