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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 10th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
this is getting so exciting!! cant wait to find out who'll play jace.. love it!!
Ashlee DeHerreraAshlee DeHerrera on December 10th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
casting list?
has any of the other characters been cast yet? or just clary?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 10th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: casting list?
Just Clary.
tmpixie on December 10th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Love this choice!
val.truexillusions on December 10th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
She is not who I ~personally pictured as Clary (A mix of Alexz Johnson and Emma Stone would be my perfect Clary) BUT... I will not be nasty about the casting. I have no reason to be. I have hope that the movie will be awesome and that Lily will do Clary justice.

At least give her a chance, people.
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
I like lily!
oh wow they are already starting to do casting! I thought the movie was ages away.

Do you get to meet lily soon?

Do you know if the rest of the characters are going to be open auditions? I hope they go to korea to cast Magnus!

Do you know if they have already have a handful of jace potentials they need to choose from - or have they not started looking yet?

This is excciiitinng

Sarah Rees Brennansarahtales on December 10th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
Oh, she's adorbs. Eeeee real casting, real movie real movie yay!

/end intelligent and thoughtful comment

Edited at 2010-12-10 05:31 am (UTC)
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 10th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
Ent she cute?
Briliantina L HidayatBriliantina L Hidayat on December 10th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
pretty! a little too soft and feminine for a girl who has a bad temper like Clary. But to be fair, maybe it's only because I watch these pics. need to browse her in google for a clearer image.
walking encyclopedia of weirdness.octagonal on December 10th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
Gaaaah, I'm so excited to see casting begin! What a wonderful day it will be when City of Bones is a movie, and we can all nerd rage together about the changes and flail about the good parts ;)
Bella Bri CrayolaBella Bri Crayola on December 15th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
OH MY GOODNESS!! i love you're picture.. i just had to say that.. i loved that episode.. (the books are SO much better than the tv series) haha :o)
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Soooo exciting! I can totally see her as Clary! I can't wait to see the rest of the cast!!!
natashasonya: breathesilverbulletx on December 10th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
She looks like she could pull it off ;). And I truly hope she can! If the producers say she's done some amazing things, I'll definitely cross my fingers for the best! =D

Hopefully they cast the other characters, especially Simon and Jace, just as well ;).

I'm psyched!
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
Awesome <3
Amazing choice! I am so excited for the books to be made into movies! The series is so wonderful and dreamy. I am so happy for you & hope things go as planned for you :)

As for all the hatred, calm down. Maybe once you write an amazing awe inspiring series that is read by millions and is getting made into movies you can complain. Until then, be supportive and go see the movies or don't comment at all.
Jazzsleeper9 on December 10th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
can't believe it!
Wow. I can't believe they've cast someone already! I mean... the movie's actually getting made! Woah.

Nothing much to say on the actress herself except she looks good. I've seen The Blindside and I can't really judge based on that since she didn't particularly have a big part. Well at least a part where she's required to actually... be in the spotlight I guess you could say.
catchxfirefliescatchxfireflies on December 10th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
I love her. And tbh I love red hair, so I would probably love anyone they casted.
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
Lily Collins
Hi Cassandra!! i didn't know about this girl but i think she is perfect for being Clary!! :D i'm so excited!! I want to know who is going to play Jace!! <3

I really love you books!! :D Greetings from Mexico :P
(Anonymous) on December 10th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
This just confirms the movie will be made.. I think she is a great choice for Clary now that I think about it. She looks the part. CAN NOT wait to see who else is cast!!!! :)