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Is casting for adult characters in ‘City of Bones’ underway?

Cassandra Clare likes Michael Fassbender for Valentine. How about you?

It’s been almost a year–around 10 months precisely–since we’ve received casting news for the upcoming film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which was the casting of Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace.

Of course in that time frame the film was in a turnaround, but now things are back on track and moving quite quickly.

It looks like the next bit of casting news we might get could be one of the adult characters.

According to CatReadsBooks, at a book signing in Germany Cassandra Clare revealed that Constantin is currently looking at adult actors for the roles of Valentine and Jocelyn at a recent book signing in Germany.

And Clare has an actor in mind for Valentine:

Michael Fassbender of X-Men: First Class, but of course it’s not up to her who is ultimately cast.

According to the post, “the kids will be cast later.”

In February, Clare revealed that Constantin had asked her for some suggestions for the role of Simon, which included a fan-favorite (presumably Logan Lerman), so casting for that role could also be underway.

Filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will begin on August 15 in Toronto.

Which actors would you like to see play Valentine, Jocelyn and Luke?

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16 Comments on Is casting for adult characters in ‘City of Bones’ underway?

  1. Gerard Butler as Luke :))

  2. I think this is a great suggestion. Hope they take it into consideration!

  3. Tiffany Sill // April 1, 2012 at 6:10 PM // Reply

    I think Jason Isaacs would be an awesome Valentine, he plays a really good bad guy (Lucius Malfoy, Captain Hook, Tavington). Plus he’s already had Valentine’s white blonde hair while playing Lucius Malfoy. In my opinion, he would be an awesome Valentine! 🙂

  4. I like the idea of Lee Pace for Luke, I think he would be fantastic!


  6. He’s a fantastic choice for Valentine!
    Go Cassie – if she could pick all the actors we’d end up with one helluva great cast! 🙂

  7. Herondale's live 4eva // April 2, 2012 at 4:53 AM // Reply

    He is an awesome Valentine we all now in X-men he was bad-ass and smart but the best thing about is that HE CAN ACT!!!! At least they aren’t picking absolute nobody’s to kill the characters

    • Lol what’s wrong with picking “nobodys”? A new face is good once in a while.

      • Herondale's live 4eva // April 3, 2012 at 5:18 AM //

        there is nothing wrong with nobodys but there is something wrong with nobodys who can’t act and will kill the books 😀

      • mina blak // April 4, 2012 at 5:38 AM //

        I completely agree with you Krissy! I’d love to see some new and yet unknown faces portray some characters. There is some great, undiscovered talent out there!
        Michelle, James McAwoy and Tom Welling are waaay too old!
        And to some other people here – is recycling people from Harry Potter movies really a wise idea? I wouldn’t want people watching CoB and still associating some of the actors with HP.

  8. Jessica Chastain for Jocelyn. I can see Fassy as Vally.

  9. YES TO MICHAEL FASSBENDER. He is an amazing actor and would do an amazing portrayal of Valentine’s character! PLEASE(:

  10. I think Jason Isaacs would be an awesome Valentine for sure, (He is a great bad guy , and looks great with the white blond hair he had in Harry Potter) I think Michael Fassbender would be a better Luke or even Kris Holden-Ried (he plays on TV series Lost Girl, as a werewolf even), I think that Logan Lerman would be a great Alec, has them blue eyes, and the looks, someone mentioned him for Simon, but think he would be a better Alec, Tom Welling is perfect, in the tall muscular way for Alec. and as his sister Izzy i think Alexandra Daddario would be perfect (she played in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief as Annabeth, with Logan Lerman) Huge Laurie as Hodge would be perfect, but they probably could not get him. I would have rather seen Alex Pettyfer as Jace over who they got but will be ok with it. I am ok with who they got as Clary, but would have loved to see Molly C. Quinn as Clary , she has the hair, and blue eyes, that easily made green with contacts, and she did the book reading for the audio book for City of Fallen Angels. Too bad, she would have been great. I can’t wait to see the movies, i love the books. Matt Dallas for Simon would be perfect (played as Kyle xy years ago, he is good, and has the look too) Or even James McAvoy for Simon, even Alec, but for Alec, whoever they get, needs to be very tall, as thats one thing that is mentioned alot about him. (not sure on how tall these guys are, think Logan is on the tall side, but not sure on the others. Lisa Brenner as Carly’s mom would be perfect.
    Well, thats my 2 cents

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