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Casting Talk: Simon casting likely to happen in July

Cassandra Clare has shared some more casting information for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

It looks like Simon is likely to be cast in July because of “Reasons” and Clare has a favorite that she is “quietly” rooting for.

Here’s what Clare had to say:

I have seen a lot of people be surprised we have a confirmed Alec and Isabelle but not a Simon because Simon’s a more major character. And that does make sense: I think a lot of movie casting is sort of top-down from the highest billed parts. Watching this casting happen, it’s been a very gestalt approach with casting all the characters with the same amount of attention and at the same time. I think it’s really interesting and probably good in terms of building a workable ensemble and how they bounce off each other (Alec and Isabelle have to seem like they really could be brother and sister; Simon has to have chemistry not just with Lily/Clary but with Jamie/Jace; they have to have very different energy. Luke and Valentine likewise have to have a very different look and energy.)

Anyway I have a favorite Simon but I can’t say who it is. I’m rooting for him quietly because I think he’d be awesome. My guess is we won’t have a confirmed Simon until July because of Reasons. But July isn’t that far off!

July is only 10 days away, so it’s not too long of a wait. Having gone over a year without a casting, 10 days is nothing for this fandom. 

Filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will begin on August 15 in Toronto and is slated for an August 23, 2013, theatrical release.

Lily Collins (Clary), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace) and Jemima West (Isabelle) are the only confirmed cast members at this time.

Who would you like to see as Simon? Sound off in the comments below!

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20 Comments on Casting Talk: Simon casting likely to happen in July

  1. TeamEdwardJace // June 20, 2012 at 6:20 PM // Reply

    yay we have our Izzy! and i think logan lerman, among others

  2. Hey wait a sec i thought they said that they already had a Simon! And that they were sorting out stuff with him.

  3. Kristopher Turner is THE simon!

  4. Am I the only one who dislikes Logan and Simon? And Cassie already said it’s probably impossible for him to do it because of his busy schedule. Honestly, I’m glad. He’s nothing like how I pictured Simon!

  5. “Having gone over a year without a casting, 10 days is nothing for this fandom.” Ten days? I don’t know if I can even wait two days to find out who will play Alec. With it coming closer and closer, it is SO much harder to wait.
    Although patience is a virtue, so…. I guess I can wait a little longer.

  6. I hope it’s Logan Lermen, but apparently his schedule is majorly busy. A girl can still hope, though, can’t she 🙂

  7. beckycharliee // June 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM // Reply

    Logan Lerman can’t be Simon because he’s busy with Percy Jackson, I think.
    Max Reed is the best, pls be Max Reed.

  8. bad taste or...... // June 21, 2012 at 4:51 AM // Reply

    theres this aussie actor from home and aways called luke mitchells yeah i know his blonde but could dye it ?, and dont u guys think jennifer connely could sooo be jocelyn beacuse she and lilly collins look-a-like and have those audrey hepburn look going on

  9. I think in the books, Simon should call his band “The Downworlders” 🙂

  10. I kinda like Logan as Simon though i don’t think he’s interested in playing him. my other Simon are Keir Gilchrist & Matt Prokop.

  11. If not Logan then Matt Prokop is the best!

  12. I dont see logan as simon either I do like kris tuner tho

  13. I just finished watching an episode of Melissa & Joey on ABC family and I think Nick Robinson would be a perfect Simon. He’s 17, he is tall and adorable, and he can really pull off witty lines and an insecure around Clary kind of role. CHECK HIM OUT!

  14. JaceIsAwesome // June 28, 2012 at 5:19 PM // Reply

    I think its between Logan Lerman and Kristopher Turner but I think Logan would make a much better Simon cos’ he can be kinda goofy- Looking but good- looking at the same time, 🙂

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