Lily Collins to star in “The Mortal Instruments”

December 9, 2010 | Posted By In Casting | 2021 Views

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Big news for fans of “The Mortal Instruments” series, as fast-rising starlet Lilly Collins has been set to star in “City of Bones”, the film adaptation of the first novel (in a series of six) by Cassandra Clare, according to Deadline. Though Deadline doesn’t specify, Collins will presumably play the lead character, 15-year old Clary Fray, who discovers that she can see supernatural beings that no one else can and gets drawn into the world of the Shadowhunters, humans who hunt and kill demons. Of course, there is a boy for Clary to fall in love with, and his name is Jace Wayland, an arrogant Shadowhunter. With fan-favorite Collins set as Clary, the fans will now undoubtedly turn their attention to who will be their Jace.

No word yet on when director Scott Charles Stewart will start shooting. Collins is most known for her role in “The Blind Side” and recently completed work on “Abduction” and “Priest”.

UPDATE: Clare has now confirmed that Collins will indeed be portraying Clary Fray on her blog.


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