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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!
djslifeinfiction.blogspot.com on December 10th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Perfect! I haven't seen her work yet, but she looks like what I pictured Clary to be. This is really exciting and I can't wait to see the movie grow into an actual film!
(Anonymous) on March 8th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer
Alex Pettyfer should absolutley play jace. No matter what i think he would be perfect. He looks like the charecter and everything
tyngasreviews.blogspot.com on December 10th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
I've never seen her play, but she does have the look
l'amor che muove il sole l'altre stelledash_of_nutmeg on December 10th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
She looks like she can play the part, so I'm definitely excited to see her take on the role as Clary!

And to those complaining: let's just be thankful that the movie is being made. I'm sure it's going to be great, so let's stay positive and give it a chance. :)

Edited at 2010-12-10 04:21 am (UTC)
angelfish_82angelfish_82 on December 10th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
I agree! Down with the haters!
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on December 24th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dash_of_nutmeg on December 25th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
ha - (Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Stephaniefreakbeatphntom on December 10th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
GREAT choice :)
stellaaroquestellaaroque on January 6th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
heheheheheheheheheh...I like your profile pic.
Paola AndersonPaola Anderson on December 10th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Looks like a good choice to me!
Jynn Morganjynnmorgan on December 10th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
That's pretty cool. I'm afraid I don't have an opinion on the actress herself, as I usually don't until after the actual movie comes out, but just hearing a name makes it so much more... real. I mean, I hear of movie rights being sold and they never make it anywhere, and hearing a director named or whatever definitely helps to make that more real, but actually seeing the faces that will be attached to the characters... wow. I can't wait for this to come out.
mmrm26 on December 10th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
She looks adorable and I'm sure she'll be able to pull off Clary.
So far it looks like the casting is going to be great.

And for the people that are saying that she can't act or she doesn't look the part, well, you haven't seen in her in this movie yet, have you? And just because you don't like some of the choices it's kind of wrong not to go see the movie, especially if you love the books and you support the author. But I digress.

Anyway, congratulations, Cassie. I know this is probably super exciting for you. I know that as soon as I saw the news I started screaming and ran to my mom. :P
Did I mention it's almost midnight here? ;)
I can't wait to see who they cast for the other characters!
Kelly RobinsonKelly Robinson on December 10th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
Woohoo! I LOVE IT! Shes so pretty!
sammyjones57: GarrettCSsammyjones57 on December 10th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
I think she looks the part and would make a great Clary. How exciting for you, Cass!

I'm really dying to know who is going to be casted as Jace and Simon. I cannot wait to see my boys on screen!
Tara Lindsay HallTara Lindsay Hall on December 10th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
Love her! She was never one I thought of before, but now that I think of her she's really perfect. Very talented, I think she will definitely do Clary justice. I'm extremely excited to see it all come together!

But we all know that Jace is the important one, really. (Still holding out for RDJ... ;D Seriously, just kidding.)

Cassie, has there been any merchandising talk yet, who will be licensed to produce/distribute, etc.? Just hoping it's not NECA. But they could do worse.

(Anonymous) on December 11th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Re: Amazing!
Never seen her before, but she does have that "Clary-flare" to her. I can definitely see her playing the part of Clary. :) Now Jace will be tricky....
Re: Amazing! - Cleopatra Avalon on January 7th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Amazing! - (Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Great! - Talia Haik on December 11th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Great! - LodairBosquetti on December 28th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Great! - (Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Great! - (Anonymous) on January 5th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Great! - cassandraclare on January 5th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lily Collins - Kat Skrien on January 9th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
alexiarene on December 10th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
This is exciting! its going to be even better when they chose the actor for Jace !!!
rinzystripper: schnutrinzystripper on December 10th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
I don't know but imo she looks a bit too old for the role :/
nancydrew14nancydrew14 on December 10th, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Yes, I read online that she's actually in her twenties. But if you watch some of her interviews, she definitely comes off rather young.
(no subject) - angelfish_82 on December 10th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
I've never seen her in anything but think she's perfect. Looks like a great choice to me! How exciting!

Kelley Vitollo
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
She's not my perfect Clary, but I like the idea of her playing Clary over Emma Stone. Though I agree with some people, Molly Quinn has something about her that just screams out the ideal Clary actor.
Congrats Cassandra!!
Carmen E.BlurredMind on December 10th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
she looks perfect for the part, ohmigod!
I'm getting so excited, ahh!

To be honest, I am more interested in finding out who's going to portray Magnus Bane, or Alec Lightwood.
I'm thinking the person who's going to play Jace's role is going to come out as a shocker to most people, the same happened for Twilight.

I'm certainly positive that The Mortal Instruments will be a hit as a movie franchise!