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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 18th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Scott Patterson is Luke

Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 19th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: Scott Patterson is Luke
He's about twenty years older than Luke.
Austin RobisonAustin Robison on December 19th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
Tight :D
Dude, I can't believe this is bein made into a movie! I just finished reading the third and can't wait to read Clockwork Angel :P
(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Everyone is fighting over who will play Jace, and if it should be Alex Pettyfer or not.
In my opinion, he'd be a really good Jace, because he can act. I also just think he fits. I also think everyone wouldn't start fighting over "what movie he belongs to" because, well, we're not exactly obsessive Twilight fangirls (no offense). I think Alex Pettyfer looks just like Jace. (Keep in mind some people have suggested actors who are like, 30. Hello? He is 17.)
Anyway, the fans don't decide who plays Jace (I can just imagine the war that would happen if we did. Valentine would run away screaming, I'd bet my life on it.)the casting director does. So here's hoping they pick the best for the job.
P.S Cassie, congrats.
P.P.S (in an earlier comment, you said how Dan Radcliffe didn't wear contacts, when his eyes were supposed to be a emerald green, and his eyes were a piercing blue, well that's because he's allergic to the contacts or something.Or he was too young. Sorry,I'm kind of a Harry Potter freak. Anyway, my point is it doesn't really matter what colour his eyes are, because it's not like it ruined the movie. Dan is an amazing actor.Along with Rupert and Emma and JAMES AND OLIVER PHELPS!)
...Did anyone else also just get a mental image of people screaming in horror at the fact he had blue eyes, and crying that the movie was destroyed right after I said it wasn't?
P.P.P.S and then I'll shut up, Cassandra, thank you for writing your books. They are amazing.
discoj07 on December 19th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
She will make a really good Clary. I can totally see her playing that character. To make a suggestion, I definetly see actor Alex Pettyfer playing Jace.
duelenoser: pic#105716988duelenoser on December 19th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
I hope that it acts well then. I trusted in his action.
(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
:D i cant wait for the movie!!!! ever since i read the book ive been dreaming about a movie! and i even put it as my facebook status! YAY!!!! :D
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
aw mah gosh ! she'd beb awesome for Clary ! Molly Quinn ooks a bit yah know for it . LILYS GREAT ! :DD
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
She looks perfect! Well of course she is not going to look exactly how i imagined Clary! However no actress is! The way i imaging Clary is my imagination!
Miranda BradburnMiranda Bradburn on December 20th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Wow, she looks like she'll do Clary justice. :) [Maybe a bit too pretty, if you're to go on the character's opinion of her own beauty.]

I'm really curious about the actor for Jace, too, although if I'm honest I'm more concerned about Alec - I think he'll be a more difficult character to capture, his personality seems so far beyond anything I've ever seen in a movie that it'll take a hell of a person to portray him without seeming like a brooding emo kid. XD

I don't think an actor set to play a character should be judged on whether or not they meet your expectations for what the person should look like. =/ It's whether or not they can capture the character's personality that I think really matters.

Now that I think of it, Simon might be a hard one as well... :)
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
Im super excited for this series to come to thearers.. I havent seen any of Lily's work but she is beautiful and Im sure she will make a wonderful Clary..

NOW Is it true that Charlie Bewley will be playing Jace?? He has been tweeting an aweful lot about this series recently.. I am DYING for him to play Jace.. Please say its true..

Neisha DurninNeisha Durnin on December 20th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Clary
He looks like he'd be a good jace :) but i kinda think that a lot of twi-hards who havent read the books are gonna be all obsessive over it just cuz he's in it >< like, they wont see it because its an amazing story or because they're excelent books, they'll see it because he's in it. but then again, thats just my opinion :P and he is a great actor i must say :P
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Colby paul as jace =)
Just saw mentalist and im telling you this guy would be perfect as jace.


I hope Colby is one of the jace candidates the producers are considering ;)

Neisha DurninNeisha Durnin on December 20th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Clary & Jace
first of all, I LOVE her!!! she's exactly what i pictured clary as!! :) :)

secondly, lots of people say Alex Pettyfer should play jace. I kind of have mixed veiws on that.. he is a great actor and would play the part well, but i dont think he would do jace justice. he could to a certain extent play jace but hes just not the actor i envision. but its not my choice so :P its just my opinion :)
(Anonymous) on December 20th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)

She is great, but only with straight hair!
jessica13100 on December 21st, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
honestly i was rooting for emma stone :P but i like lilly shes cute and i can really see her playing clary :)
alywritesalywrites on December 22nd, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
Definitely! I LOVE Emma Stone but Lily's not too bad. :)
(Anonymous) on December 21st, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Lily Collins as Clary Fray
Are her eyes green? because if so then she really does suit the character. I just finished reading the 3 books and I could definitely see Clary in her. :) I hope the actor for Jace is a good one too :)