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The Mortal Instruments: Casting Update

July 8th, 2012 by Big Phil Comments

Due to the success of teen novels such as the Hunger Games, Twilight Saga and Sookie Stockhouse (True Blood), Hollywood has begun adapting The Mortal Instruments (Book 1: City of Bones) by Cassandra Clare. The novels concern Clary Fray, a teenager who finds her mum has been attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon. She then discovers that she is decended from a very long bloodline of Angels who have been in a battle for many centuaries with demons.

Though filming hasn’t started just yet, there have been a number of cast rumours recently. Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Priest) and Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 &2) have been confirmed in the the title roles as Clary Fray and Jace Wayland. There are now rumours that Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Robert Maillet (Sherlock Holmes) may be cast as Pangborn and Blackwell, who are Valentine’s (the main villain) henchman. With a release date of 2013, chances are this could be next summer’s teen blockbuster.

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