Casting for Scott Charles Stewart’s (Priest, Legion) Screen Gems adaptation of the first installment of the Mortal Instruments book series City of Bones has begun, and we’ve got the word on who has signed up for duty!
According to Deadline New York Lily Collins (pictured right; The Blind Side) has been set to star in the lead role of Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendant of a demon-hunting clan called Shadowhunters. Look for more casting as it comes.
When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either. Shortly after this discovery, her mother, Jocelyn, an erstwhile Shadowhunter, is kidnapped. Jocelyn is the only person who knows the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, a dangerous magical item that turns humans into Shadowhunters. Clary must find the cup and keep it from a renegade sector of Shadowhunters bent on eliminating all nonhumans, including benevolent werewolves and friendly vampires.
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