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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 18th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
Re: On Casting Jace
I actually really agree with you.

Whenever there is a male lead/secondary character in a book with blonde hair, everyone automatically wants Alex Pettyfer. Take Beastly, I Am Number 4, Alex Rider... Plus, Hunger Games fans also want him to star in their movie. I think we need someone totally and completely new to play Jace. Or someone who is under the radar, but an amazingly wonderfully perfect actor.

I agree that this series deserves much more than people swooning over male characters. That is what I loved about these books versus Twilight. That it wasn't only focused on the romance. All the other characters are fully developed and Jace and Clary have lives and things to worry about outside of just their relationship.

I want Jace to be nice to look at, but I don't want him to only be the center of attention in this movie.