Lily Collins picks up 'Mortal Instruments'

Lily-CollinsImage Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comLily Collins, who played Sandra Bullock’s daughter in The Blind Side and will star in next summer’s Priest with Paul Bettany, has been cast in Mortal Instruments, a potential franchise based on the YA novels of Cassandra Clare. According to her publicist, Collins will play Clary Fray, a talented demon-hunter. Scott Charles Stewart (Priest, Legion) is directing for Screen Gems.

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  • AvidReader

    You’ve got the book and the series mixed up. The series is Mortal Instruments and the first book is City of Bones.

    • Cat

      Actually, I think the article wrter was in fact refering to the movie series as just that, a movie series.

  • Mel

    Really? Well her hair better be dyed ginger and she better get paler. Very upset with this.

  • Yvonne

    I read the series and also read Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare is a good writer – I’m not happy with who they chose to play Clary; she doesn’t fit the image portrayed.

  • AdaptationLover

    Don’t have much to say on the actress, but I worry that the character Clary is described as “a talented demon hunter.” Really?! Really?! That is not who Clary is at all. And it’s actually pretty critical to the entire story that she is none of those things. In fact, NOT being a “talented demon hunter” is what makes her character strive to become great, defines her position in the whole Mortal Instruments series, and drives her story. I’m already a little concerned.

    As for casting, they better get a great Jace because that role has the potential to be amazing, but could fall flat with a bad actor. And then I would cry.

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  • Mairead

    I’m gonna give her a chance. There’s a pic of her with red hair that just SCREAMS Clary. She’s a good actress– this could be great. Alex Pettyfer for Jace FTW!

    • Briana

      Alex Pettyfer as Jace would be PERFECT!

      • Tina Thiessen

        HELL YEA!!!!!

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  • m1

    I thought she was boring in The Blind Side.

  • Rover

    I hope this movie crashes and burns. Anything that comes from that plagiarist Cassandra Clare is disgusting. The protagonist is even more of a Mary Sue than Bella Swan. I mean, really Cassandra Clare, Clary? She should go back to writing her Harry Potter fanfiction. I hope when the movie comes out, the author will finally be confronted with how she ripped off other well known YA authors and created this abomination.

    • Eb

      Obviously her books make many people happy – thats good enough for me when it comes to the young adult genre.

      • Cat

        I really wish people wouldn’t cop out with the whole “it gets people reading, they enjoy her books excuse”. CC got her book deal because someone liked her fanfiction, a fanfiction that happened to have plagerism in it. Is this what we want to teach our kids? That if you plagerize, you only get a slap on the wrist? Kids need to know, you get caught plagerizing, you get in BIG trouble.

    • Cat

      That, or I hope the producers back out completly and that the actors, once they get an idea of her past bail out on her. Seriously… it doesn’t matter if it was in the past, CC was a plagerist, never admited that she was, even denied it, and is now riding on the fame from her BNF days. What is this supposed to teach her fans? We’re trying to teach kids that plagerism bites you, gets you a failing grade in your class, even suspended from college. Just because it was just fanfiction, doesn’t mean she should be free from backlash. :(

    • Tina

      I completely disagree with you. The Mortal Instruments are awesome!!!

    • Tina Thiessen

      I completely disagree with u. I think the Mortal Instrumenst is awesome

  • Cat

    To those directing this movie and Lily Collins. Please back out of this movie. Sure, it might make the people making the movie a lot of money and it might push Lily Collins to the forefront of stardome, but at what price? It is bad enough that Cassandra Clare got her book deal on the back of a fanfic that contained plagerized passeges from Pamela Dean’s work. Please, show that you have some sort of scrupples. Or more of, show that you won’t put up with what CC did.

    • Faelynn

      Just because you have issues with Cassandra Clare doesn’t mean that you should tear down. The Mortal Instruments is a wonderful story full of ambition and other wonderful traits. That can teach children to fight for what they want, to protect their loved ones, and to be creative and live their lives to the fullest. Directors and cast, don’t let people like this ruin your chance at getting a great story out there. This novel is worth fighting for!!!

  • Faelynn

    Lily Collins do your best at Clary, read the books and study her. Make the TMI fans proud. =)

  • Kyleen

    i REALLY hope they don’t screw up this movie. With so many great actresses out there, I would think they would make a better decision. I could be wrong, but this is the first step to what could be a disaster.

  • Ginger

    please tell me there gonna die lily’s hair red! I realy hope this is a good movie so just make her different appearence worth the price.

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