After a lack of movie news regarding the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Cassandra Clare shared with fans some exciting news.
Both Alec and Isabelle have been cast and more casting is on the way soon.
In case you missed it, here is a rundown of Tuesday’s movie news:
- Jemima West has been cast as Isabelle Lightwood [read more]
- Jemima’s British. French/British — totally accentless English!
- Simon has NOT been cast yet
- Alec has been cast, but Cassie cannot share that with us yet
- Cassie said the actor cast as Alec is “a British actor, he has dark hair, I’m pretty sure you know who he is, I like him a lot, I’m pleased he’s going to be Alec. He and Jemima are going to be gorgeous siblings.”
- Cassie can’t tell us who Alec is yet because “I don’t entirely know why, but it has to do with his schedule, and telling could get a bunch of people shot,” but it could be a few days before we find out.
- Cassie has seen Jemima’s audition and will write a post about it [read it here]
- Cassie shot down several actors that fans were asking about as Alec:
- Nicholas Hoult
- Ben Barnes
- Douglas Booth
- Freddie Highmore
- Aaron Johnson
- Andrew Garfield
- Chris Riggi
- Phoebe Tonkin did indeed audition for Isabelle
- There is a connection between Douglas Booth and the actor chosen for Alec
- There is speculation that Ed Westwick might be Alec [read more]
- There are actors under “serious consideration” for every other major role right now
- Cassie on casting: “there WILL be more casting news and it’ll be soon and it’ll be cool.”
Filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will begin on August 15 in Toronto and the film is slated for an August 23, 2013 theatrical release.
What do you think of Jemima as Isabelle? Might Ed Westwick be Alec? Who do you think Alec is? Sound off in the comments!