The Mortal Instruments: Amber and Eliza's Cast List

Saturday, April 9, 2011

After finishing City of Fallen Angels and hearing that City of Bones is being made into a movie, my affiliate, Amber from Reading Addict, and I have been thinking about our perfect cast. Well, I say perfect, but we can't get the characters exactly right. They never match perfectly with the characters of the books, but we have tried to get it as close as possible.

Lily Collins as Clary Fray

Lily is the only person who has officially been cast, so we didn't see the point of bothering to cast someone else. At first, I was extremely upset, but as the news has set in, I have become more accepting of her. I think will curly red hair, like in this picture, she looks like an acceptable Clary.

Alex Pettyfer as Jace Wayland

Alex is as close to Jace as you can get! He's extremely attractive, tall, blonde, funny, and I can definitely see him pulling of the Shadowhunter clothes. Both Alex and Jace are amazing!

Logan Lerman as Simon Lewis

At first, I wasn't sold on the idea of anyone playing Simon. I have swiftly become a fan of Logan Lerman playing him though. I absolutely loved him in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and I can see him changing from a nerdy boy into a cool vamp.

Darren Criss as Magnus Bane

I fell in love with Darren after watching him on Glee! He is as close to Magnus as I think is possible, and he can pull off the crazy clothes and glitter.

Douglas Booth as Alec Lightwood

Douglas is pretty much my ideal Alec. He's definitely my first choice as the dark and intriguing Lightwood brother!

Katie McGrath as Isabelle Lightwood

We had a hard time casting Isabelle, but we finally came across Katie McGrath. I think she could be a great fighter and her dark intensity is perfect for Isabelle.

Troye Sivan as Max Lightwood

I always liked Max. I thought he was a cute little boy who knew more than he let on. I think Troye could play that well.

Ewan McGregor as Luke Garroway

Oh Ewan, you are amazing. I have loved him ever since I watched Moulin Rouge. I think the amount of different characters he has played show that he is a versatile actor and I think he would be a great Luke!

Julianne Moore as Jocelyn Fray

I'm not quite as on board with the idea as Amber, but I can see the resemblance to the Jocelyn in my mind. I can't find anyone better!

Viggo Mortensen as Valentine Morgenstern

Valentine was the only character that Amber and I disagreed about. She loves Viggo from The Lord of the Rings and can only see him as a good guy. I, however, can see him as the evil guy. What do you think?

Max Irons as Sebastian Verlac

Oh my, he is incredibly good looking! I can definitely see him as Sebastian from City of Glass.

Idina Menzel as Maryse Lightwood

Although I don't know how to pronounce Maryse, I think she is a tough character who is struggling inside. Idina Menzel would be great, in my opinion.

Jeremy Irons as Hodge Starkweather

I always thought of Hodge as the mentor and I think Jeremy would be a good fit. I also find it amusing that Max Irons is his son. :)

What do you think of our cast list? Let me know in the comments please!!


  1. You know, I almost completely agree with this list. Maybe that's because we came up with it together :P The only one I disagree with is Valentine. Great list, though!

  2. Ohmygosh I LOVE YOU for putting Logan Lerman as Simon! I've thought that he should play him for the longest time! I can totally see him pulling off the cute-nerdy-boy-turns-hot transformation. ♥

    But Alex Pettyfer as Jace? I don't quite agree... It also somewhat annoys me that everyone wants this dude to be cast as EVERY SINGLE fantasy hero nowadays. Also, I saw somewhere that he was offered the role and he turned it down, so that sucks for his fangirls. :/

    But the other cast ideas were great, even though I've never heard of most of them. xD But that Jace is such a toughie... and it probably doesn't help that I picture the series as one big anime in my head. ^^'

  3. I love all these (except now Jace is cast as Jamie Campbell Bower, who IMO is perfect :D)

    By the way, in City of Bones.. or is it City of Ashes? Well, when Clary hears Luke say Maryse's name, she "repeats his pronunciation" as "May-ris" :) So, the syllables split as "Ma-ryse", hehe! Hope that helps :P

    Can't wait for the film though. I know it's over a year away, but worth the wait!


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