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Amazing Cast For The Mortal Instruments Adaptation Revealed!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers! Ahem, sorry, I am getting ahead of myself. Filming is underway for City of Bones, the movie adaptation of the first book in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Mortal Instruments series, which means that they have nailed down a cast, and it’s an awesome one. Check out the film details and cast below!

I have written about The Mortal Instruments books and film adaptation in the past, and after reading the main books in the series, I figured that this first film wasn’t going to have any vampires in it. See, vampires play a very minor role in the first book, it’s not until much later that they become a big part of the story, so of course I assumed that they would have a small role in the first film. But according to the vampires cast for City of Bones, it looks like vampires will have a bigger role than expected.

For those new to the series, City of Bones follows Clary Fray, a teenage girl who tumbles into the supernatural world when she visits a club called Pandemonium, and witnesses a murder. Following this tragic event, Clary’s mother, Jocelyn, is kidnapped by a demon. She then calls on those who she saw at the club, and asks them to help her. In the search for the Mortal Cup, Clary makes decisions harder than any she has ever made. She falls in love, struggles with her best friend, and becomes the person her mother feared she would become.

The focus in the series is on demons and the hunters who kill them (known in the book as Shadowhunters). There are both vampires and werewolves in the books as well, but they aren’t a part of the story until much later. Although that may be changed in the film.

Speaking of the film, let’s get onto the big casting!

Here’s a look at the main cast:

Lily Collins has been cast as the leading lady Clary Fray. Before you fans rant about her hair, it was dyed red for the film, so worry not.

My absolute favorite actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, has been cast as the villain Valentine Morgenstern. Which is just perfect for him since he knows how to work the sexy badass angle.

Jamie Campbell Bower has been cast as the leading male role of Jace Wayland. I am not too happy about this casting since Jamie is so not how I pictured Jace.

Kevin Zegers has been cast as Alec Lightwood, a Shadowhunter and best friend to Jace.

Robert Sheehan has been perfectly cast as Clary’s best friend Simon Lewis.


Jemima West
will play the role of the catty and gorgeous Isabelle Lightwood.

Aidan Turner will play the part of werewolf Luke.

Godfrey Gaohas has been cast as the hilarious Magnus Bane.

German actor Elyas M’Barek has been cast as a currently unnamed vampire.

That covers the main cast! I am pretty happy with the actors picked for this film, the only one that bugs me is Jace. What do you think of the casting?

There isn’t a release date set for City of Bones yet. Boo! But I can’t wait for it to come out. While the books were a huge hit and miss for me, I have a feeling the movie may actually be better than the book. Gasp! I know that’s book lover blasphemy, but I feel that actors and screenwriters may improve of what Clare failed on.

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).

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