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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!
mundiegirl_93 on February 10th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)

Okay, yeah the guy looks like Jace (even though most of the photos online are from years ago...) but WHY is he so arrogant?? I mean Jace is arrogant, but he just needs to be able to act the character, not be arrogant in real life. It's not even cute arrogant like Jace lol, he's just being a snob.

I hope this isn't true(it is a gossip site, but read the comments as well!) because if it is, I don't want him acting as Jace. We can do better. And even if it is true, I still am kind of getting sick of all of Pettyfer's publicity and I am starting to really yearn for an unknown. Just an opinion.

God, I'm going to be restless until they cast Jace! lol
mundiegirl_93 on February 10th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
But then again, I guess all actors have their flaws.
Tamaira ChristiansonTamaira Christianson on February 10th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
As long as they do a better job at actully following the books story line and cast people who actually have some resemblance to the characters the way the books tell us this movie should be fantastic ! These books are fabulous and deserve to be told the way they are not some screen writers messed up version and casting agents horrible ideas of how the characters should look . So don't mess up like The Twilight saga and Percy Jackson movie makers have done ! Stay true :)

This girl looks like the perfect Clary !!
Tamaira ChristiansonTamaira Christianson on February 10th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
Ok if we are going on looks alone Alex could very much be Jace . I have no idea about his acting skill though .
legna69 on February 10th, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
for jace part
Alex Pettyfer is awsome for jace part!! when i read the books, i saw his picture somewhere and i pictured him as jace, he should defenitely take the part. you have any say like to choose who's gonna play in the movie since you wrote the books? it would be awsome if you would
(Anonymous) on February 11th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
I think that Alexz Johnson will be better than Lily Collins. For me Alexz Johnson is perfect to play Clary.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 20th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
Re: werka1001@onet.pl
"I think that Alexz Johnson will be better than Lily Collins."

But... they already cast Lily.
Rachel McClellanRachel McClellan on February 12th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Alex Pettyfer as Jace
alex should definitely NOT be Jace in City of Bones!! Jace is supposed to be 17, not 27!! alex looks too old to play Jace and someone else should be found to be Jace
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Alex Pettyfer as Jace
well he can play a teenage in beastly, can't he? its called growing out hair and shaving facial hair
Re: Alex Pettyfer as Jace - (Anonymous) on February 15th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Alex Pettyfer as Jace - moviewatch on February 22nd, 2011 04:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 12th, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)
alex pettyfer
no no no, he is all wrong....he's not cute enough,sorry..even the guy that played jasper(Jackson Rathbone)..oe chad michael murry...i can so see him as jace, he's smooth looking, could be charming with that face aswell as arrogant....ohh yes...CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY easy.......Cassandra choose him if you have a say....
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 12th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
Re: alex pettyfer
Chad Michael Murray is 30. I don't have any say in casting but I do know it's unlikely they'd cast anyone who would be twice Jace's age.
(Anonymous) on February 12th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
I die of desire for which April 5 comes ALREADY REMAIN SMALL!
Lilly is perfect
(Anonymous) on February 12th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Well in super honest mode i may see her as a clary!
If she thins her eyebrows shed be kind of like encarnation of clary! Oh gosh im so stocked for this movie... Ull have to be hard on who plays jace and alec... And of course MAGNUS i recently read book 2 and apparently he is a gay sonny the hedgehog xD and about 19.... 19!!!! And PLEASEE pleasee pleaseee MAKE him be cuteee i love Alec and want him to be happy with a nice bf not an ugly someone who relates to demons... Im the happiest person alive since the words more books and movie showed up...
Sincerely, a fan :) aka Vale B
Agnieszka Bronowskaroksana_fox on February 12th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Honestly
Like Cassandra has something to tell in this case. i'm big fan too but I know that she can't do anything about this so be patient:)
(Anonymous) on February 13th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
imdb.com has alec lightwood up!! he'd be great for alec!! and alex pettyfer for jace!! amazing!!!! i hope its trueeeeee!!!!!!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on February 13th, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: movie
It's not.
BrittannyFlyySassyB on February 13th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Books & Now Movie!
this is freaking awesome I just happen to be looking for a new book series to read in BN and a girl thought this be goo I read all three book in a week in a half now its a Freaking Movie!!!OMG!!I love this series I can not wait for the 4th City of Fallen Angels!!!!!!!!Awesome!:-)
Maggie ReitmeierMaggie Reitmeier on February 13th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Movie Date???
I loved these books couldn't put them done for nothing...It will be SO COOL to see them come to the big screen!! Is there a Date like year as to when this might happen??? I can't wait ;)
(Anonymous) on February 14th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
I loved your Lord of the Rings diaries and hadn't connected you to the Mortal Instruments series which I also love. Thanks for your writing. Such a pleasure.
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
clay & jace
I think Lilly Collins will make a great Clary! As for Jace, i have watched films and tv shows from both Alex Pettyfer and Thomas Dekker, and i think that Thomas would portray Jace a little better than Alex.
(Anonymous) on February 16th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I never heard of her, but she make an ok clary haha, I am still hoping to see alex as jace :D i was thinking Daniel radcliffe as Alec...l don't know why, but he seems like an Alec