It certainly wasn’t a boring day for the Mortal Instruments fandom as they welcomed three new cast members to the film adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Cassandra Clare sent the fandom into a frenzy with the announced castings of Magnus, Jocelyn and Hodge.
Godfrey Gao has been cast as Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn.
Cassandra Clare: Godfrey is, in addition to being all gorgeous and stuff, super-talented (his audition was awesome), loves the books, and is, like Magnus, ridiculously tall.
He is also super-nice — we emailed briefly and he said “I’m half Indonesian, because my mom is Peranakan Malaysian And my dad is Shanghainese – Soo hopefully the fans will like me playing Magnus!”
Lena Headey has been cast as Jocelyn Fray, the mother of lead heroine Clary (Lily Collins).
Cassandra Clare: Jocelyn is a really fun character to write. She’s overprotective (but for a reason) and often really unyielding and unsympathetic, but she’s also a heroine who saved the world from Valentine, endured a lot of loss, and can execute some pretty badass moves. Moral ambiguity is always fun to play and who does it better than (Lena).
Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows) has been cast as Hodge Starkweather.
Cassandra Clare: Hodge is also a really complicated character. He’s not entirely bad, not entirely good. He’s a brilliant man led down a bad path a long time ago and he can’t turn back, but he does love those kids he tutored...He’s got SAG awards all over the place and I think he’ll really nail Hodge’s moral dilemma.
Godfrey, Headey and Harris join the cast of Lily Collins (Clary), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace), Robert Sheehan (Simon), Jemima West (Isabelle), Kevin Durand (Pangborn) and Robert Maillet (Blackwell).
Filming on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones begins filming on August 20 in Toronto and the film is slated for an August 23, 2013 theatrical release.
What do you think of the newest members of the City of Bones cast? What do you think of the cast as a whole (so far)? Sound off in the comments!