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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 February 23rd, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm almost afraid though that Lilly is a little bit TOO pretty to play Clary. If she had a subtle, not so obvious beauty to her, then that would be fine - but then again who they choose to play her is not in my control. I just hope they can ugly her up a bit ;) her acting is great though from what I've seen.

[and this is extremely random... but everytime I see the cover models for Clary on the MI books, I cant help but feel the model looks like shes 40.. anyone else feel this way? :P ]
moviewatch on February 23rd, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
i am happy with the choice
personally, i think that collins is a great choice for the role. i think its funny (not to name any names) that people think that cassandra is in charge of the casting. not trying to be rude or anything to mrs. clare, but she doesn't have the choices to the casting. i mean really? get over yourselfs, how about you write to screen gems and ask them who they are talking to for other characters.
another i think is EXTREMELY disgraceful to every MI fans everywhere is that people think that who they picked for clary is the only choice that they could have! uhhh, people the movie is coming out with lilly collins, like it or not!
and to the girl who said in the movie, clary should have blue eyes, go pick up any book in the series and re-read it about twenty times, or unless you know for a fact that clary has LONG hair and GREEN eyes.

PS~I am not trying to be rude.
Bethany GeorgeBethany George on February 23rd, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
I think that she'll play Clary very well.I also think that Alex Pettyfer would play great as Jace along with her.
riay_night on February 23rd, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the casting of Clary! She looks perfect for the part, and I can't wait for the rest of the casting decisions to come out! It must be so exciting to see your characters being cast for a movie adaptation! I must say, as an Eng Lit major I hardly have anytime for pleasure reading (especially YA pleasure reading), but when I do I make the time for your books! I can't wait for City of Fallen Angels to come out--please tell me you have tour dates in Arizona somewhere! I would love to get the chance to come out and see you!
(Anonymous) on February 24th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
I think it should be emma roberts. she looks younger then this woman up here. it would make more sense.
(Anonymous) on February 24th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
one year age difference
they are only one year apart, so they arent that much apart and besides lilly looks younger, and so does emma, but they chose lilly for a reason and we have to wait to see what reason that was.
And emma probaly woudlnt have time doing TMI, she's in SCRE4M, which is supposed to be a new trilogy, so she'll be in the two other sequels
Desiree WaldenDesiree Walden on February 25th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
jace and clary and amasment!!
omg!! she looks perfect! annnd alex p looks great for jace!! and omgness!! like forreally though im so excited for the movie i looove your books!!
(Anonymous) on February 25th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
She really looks like Clary!!! She's perfect as her!!!
(Anonymous) on February 28th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I realize that it will be pretty cool for this to become a movie im just a little dissapointed that its becoming a movie. I know I will end up going to see it in theaters. But I like knowing that some books, the really great ones stay just a figment of your imagination. Your version if the book is definetly the one youll love the best
queengryffindor on February 28th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
I think she's the perfect Clary, and I'm pretty critical about these kinds of things.
Her hair is pretty, and so what if it's not naturally curly or red? (Is it? I can't really see it...)
It is called hair dye. Or wigs...And curling irons.
:) And there is such a thing as coloured contacts (in case her eyes aren't green. Again, I can't really see. I have terrible vision)
Anyway, for someone to say she's terrible and ugly, well my gosh you must be blind! She. Is. Pretty.And. Gorgeous. And. Amazing. You're just jealous of her.
Congrats on the casting and the movie, Cassandra! I can't wait to see it! (And I can't wait to reach City of Fallen Angels. I know all of the girls at my school are excited. I may or may not have forced them to read City Of Bones and so on...They all love TMI now so let's not focus on the details)
I really hope Alex Pettyfer is Jace. I don't know why, I just think he's the best for the job. He can act, and he looks like I imagined Jace would. (I know you don't have control over casting) Hey, it's a matter of opinion, people disagree with Alex Pettyfer, I disagree with their choices. Not a big deal.
Elyse PoliceElyse Police on February 28th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Uhh... has anyone been cast for Luke yet? I personally LOVE Gerard Butler, as a sexy Irishman or a sexy beast of a werewolf (Ahhh... get it? BEAST?) Anyway... I feel he could pull of the whole "I'm gonna tell you that I won't help you because i'm not your father, but I'll go in and help you find your mother" thing.
I also am under the impression that the girl that plays Bella's mother in "Eclipse" would make a good fit for Clary's mom. She sorta has red hair, and I feel like she looks like she could some serious butt as a shadowhunter. Just some people to take into consideration when making imaginary casts.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 1st, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Luke
No one else will be cast till they find Jace.
courtneyk2013 on March 1st, 2011 06:25 am (UTC)
Omg she is the best clary there is! and i totally agree that alex pettyfer would make an amazing jace!
Swaroopini NairSwaroopini Nair on March 3rd, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Whos gonna be playing everyone else like Alec, Isabelle , Magnus , Simon ...???
Any ideas ?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 3rd, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Re: alec
belleirasan on March 4th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
I think that Callan McAuliffe would make a great Simon
Victoria K. LeonbladeVictoria K. Leonblade on March 4th, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
Alex Pettyfur should be Jace!! His acting is amazing in the movie, I am Number Four!
Kelly Mooneymooneymama1 on March 4th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Logan Lerman who played Percy Jackson would make a kick --- Simon.