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Cassandra Clare talks Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and casting updates

With filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones set to begin in roughly a month, fans are as anxious as ever to learn the remaining cast.

But other news, like the unveiling of the official title treatment, has kept the fandom busy.

Cassandra Clare spoke to Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, who are currently in Toronto working on pre-production for City of Bones, and she said that “they’re very sweet. And very excited to be in Toronto.”

“They seem really really happy to be where they are,” Clare wrote.

Clare also said that during their conversation they discussed Simon, who has yet to be cast.

Here’s what we know:

  • Clare confirmed that there are “quite a few someones” up for the role of Simon
  • Logan Lerman is a definite “no” for Simon, as he is busy while City of Bones is filming
  • Clare would be surprised if Simon weren’t cast within the next week or two
  • She also has her favorites, but isn’t spilling any details

Other its of casting updates:

  • Jocelyn has been cast–they’re just “working her schedule out.”
  • There are actors in line for the role of Magnus
  • Clare “really really” likes the actor cast as Alec

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will hit theaters on August 23, 2013.

Who do you think was cast as Jocelyn? What are you most excited to see happen next? Sound off in the comments!

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11 Comments on Cassandra Clare talks Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and casting updates

  1. I loved this book series. They could have done a lot better then lily collins, I hardly want watchit now

    Can’t wait to know who are gonna play Simon & Alec! *w*
    OMG! Magnus… I’m diying!
    Too bad, Logan is too busy T_T He is my ideal Simon!


  3. Yay, I can’t wait for Simon! And no offence, but I’m so glad Logan is going to be Simon. He doesn’t look anything like how I pictured him! Oh, and I hope Christian Cooke is going to be Alec!

  4. I’m one of those HELL NO people when it comes to the casting of Jace. But hey, I’m a fan, so imma watch it.. I’m just probably gonna cringe rather then swoon when he’s on screen… Sorry

  5. @Ashley- have to agree with you on that.

  6. WHAT ABOUT LUKE????????????!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I’m glad that all these parts are being looked at… But what about Valentine? D: He’s the main bad guy, shouldn’t he be one of the first people?

  8. How can there be scheduling problems for Jocelyn’s actress! She has about two scenes and then spends the rest of the time offscreen or in a coma. They’ll probably use a younger actress for any flashback scenes so that’s got to be less than two week’s filming tops for older Jocelyn and that’s being generous. This actress better be super busy and sought after if she can’t fit in that amount of time. ROFL!

  9. Never Trust This Duck ;) // July 11, 2012 at 6:51 PM // Reply

    I can’t wait to see who Magnus and Alec is! And what type of Schedule problems with Jocelyn’s actor?

  10. I bet the studio is waiting to reveal Magnus and Alec at the same time…I wanna know so badly 😦
    I did not like Logan as Simon, he is too handsome.

  11. JaceIsAwesome // July 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM // Reply

    Gwenyth Paltrow or Julianne Moore for Jocelyn!

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