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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!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 15th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Because hair color and eye color are not the definitive thing about a character. I'd rather see Clary a brunette than played by a bad actress and I am glad the producers feel the same. (Also, there are good hair dye jobs and bad ones. And does anyone actually give a crap that Daniel Radcliffe doesn't have "piercing green eyes"?)

Edited at 2010-12-15 03:27 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Daniel doens't have "piercing green eyes" but he has blue one. It's easier to cover blue eyes than brown ones and I'm saying it because I've been using contacts for 8 years and I've tested green lenses once (I have brown eyes and it looked awful). But, again, it's Hollywood we're talking about, and I believe they can make wonders, like what they did to Kristen Stewart's hair on her ucoming movie On The Road. And, a random comment, Lily's voice is great, this is something about her that is definately as I pictured in Clary. And, one more question, is Clary's hair curly as in the picture you put in here?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on December 15th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I don't think of it as that curly, more wavy, but I think Lily looks nice with the curls. And they could cover Dan's eyes with contacts, but — they don't. That was more my point. His eye color just isn't that important.