With filming on ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ set to begin on August 15, the buzz of pre-production has fans eager for news.
There have been a lot of rumors about casting circulating around the Internet and sometimes it’s hards to pinpoint what rumors have credibility and which ones are just false.
Here’s what we know about casting so far:
LILY COLLINS CAST AS CLARY
Lily Collins has held the role of lead heroine Clary since December 2010 and there is no doubt about her casting.
JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER CAST AS JACE
It’s been just over a year since Jamie Campbell Bower was cast as snarky Shadowhunter Jace and while at one point there was some uncertainty surrounding whether he still held the role, there is no doubt that Jamie will be Jace.
CHRIS RIGGI NOT CONFIRMED AS ALEC
While Chris Riggi revealed that he has auditioned for the role of Alec, his rumored casting IMBD is nothing but a rumor. Riggi admitted that he didn’t believe he was still in the running. Note: Do not trust IMDB as a reliable source of information until a film goes into production.
ADELAIDE KANE NOT CONFIRMED AS ISABELLE
Adelaide Kane was another actor that falsely appeared on IMDB, this time rumored as Isabelle. Cassandra Clare addressed fan questions about the rumor and she immediately shot it down with a “not true.”
CASTING COMING IN A FORTNIGHT
According to a fan that attended a Cassandra Clare signing, Clare revealed that casting would be completed in about a fortnight, which translates to two weeks, and would begin to be announced.
CHEMISTRY READS WITH LILY COLLINS
According to the same fan report, Lily Collins had chemistry tests with actors for Simon last week and will have chemistry reads with actors for Magnus this week.
WE HAVE A SIMON
We just don’t know who he is yet. According to a fan that attended a Cassandra Clare signing, casting director Stephanie Corsalini and the producers have already decided on an actor for Simon and are currently working on sorting out his schedule to make sure he can do it and negotiating his salary.
CASTING LAST WEEK AND THIS WEEK
According to that same fan report, they were casting Luke and this week they will be casting Magnus and Isabelle.
OVER 100 ACTORS AUDITIONED FOR MAGNUS
Actors that have auditioned for Magnus have been no strangers to reaching out to the fans for support. At the ‘City of Lost Souls’ launch party on May 8th, Cassandra Clare revealed that over 100 actors had auditioned for the role. Here are eight that we know have auditioned: Shannon Kook, Simon Raymond, Ross Butler, Ben Cho, Osric Chau, Austin Ku, David Sakurai, James Adam Lim and Kris Conde-Bolos.
ISABELLE NARROWED DOWN TO EIGHT
According to a fan that attended a Cassandra Clare signing, Clare said that the actresses vying for the role of Isabelle has been narrowed down to eight–six are British, one is American and one is Australian.