Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cassandra Clare gives casting updates for TMI movie

Cassandra Clare took to Tumblr to answer some more questions regarding the upcoming City of Bones movie, which is set to begin shooting in Toronto in August.

It's been a little more than a week since Cassie revealed that Jemima West is cast as Isabelle Lightwood. Although we almost found out who Alec will be, it seems that we are still waiting for the studio to let her spill.

sharetheindie asked you:
Have you cast someone to be simon? If so, who is it? And if you guys haven’t cast anybody yet, Freddie Highmore comes to my mind whenever i’m reading the series. Just an afterthought. :P
Simon’s not cast; don’t look out for Simon casting till mid-July, because of Reasons. (They are good Reasons.) I always think of Freddie Highmore as Jared/Simon from Holly’s Spiderwick Chronicles. That’s just my brain though. I’ve no idea actually if the casting people have discussed him.
Does anyone else wonder why Reasons is always capitalized in this? Maybe it's the fact that I've spent the last week watching Pretty Little Liars season 1, but I am totally trying to figure out if this is a clue of some kind. Cassie had said before that Freddie was not Alec either, so I guess we are still going to have to continue in this guessing game until mid-July.

esperenia asked you:
I love the thought of David Tennant as Hodge or even Luke, but what do you think of Jennifer Love Hewitt for Jocelyn or as Maryse?  
David Tennant love for the win of course. I think it’s interesting how people visualize the adults. JLH is only 32 I believe - very young to have a teenage daughter. And people are often surprised to remember that Jocelyn, Hodge, Luke, and Valentine are all basically the same age. Late thirties. Valentine’s a little older at around forty and I think of the Lightwood parents as being around that age too. 

 So, Cassie loves David Tennant, and who wouldn't? Tennant is best known as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor on Doctor Who and was Barty Crouch, Jr., in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

He would definitely look like Hodge to me, but let's see what else she has to say about Tennant as Hodge.

ilovestv asked you:
David Tennant as Hodge is perfect! Which brings the question have they cast Hodge? Or are the still working on that?
Hodge isn’t cast. The only person who is cast but the information isn’t public is Alec. Otherwise, if it isn’t here, you can assume that character isn’t cast.
 So, does anyone else have thoughts on a potential Hodge? Make sure to give them in the comments.

So I was just wondering if Max was going to be in the City of Bones movie? Because I know that he doesn’t come in until the second book, but I just wasn’t sure how different the movies would be from the books in that sense. Also, Max is (*cough cough* was) one of my favorite characters so I was just wondering if he’s going to be in the first movie or if he doesn’t come in until the second one. Thanks!
No, he’s not.  I love Max too, but sticking to the book is probably the best move. I mean I sent Max off for the first book so there wouldn’t be a little kid around who had no parents to watch him (leaving him to the tender mercies of his demented older siblings) and I think that problem would extend to the film too.
 I'm glad that they are keeping Max out of the movie. The closer they stick to the book, the happier the fans will be.
averysbooknook asked you:
I read somewhere that filming for City of Bones is going to start mid-August in Toronto. Do you think that you will join the cast/ crew at any time while they are in Toronto (can you say impromptu book signing ;) “
Hee. *Imagines signing books randomly on the lot* They’ve been really great about extending me an invitation to visit the set, so I think it depends on their shooting schedule, and my schedule, whether I visit the set in Toronto or when they’re filming in New York. I’ll keep you posted.
I have no idea. I am waiting for a phone call that I have no idea when will come, because that phone call itself is waiting on “scheduling issues.” There is no possible way I could know or even guess how long it will take some scheduling issues whose details I wot not of to work themselves out and then for someone to remember to call me. :)
 And with that, we are back to the waiting game. It's so great that Cassie takes time from her busy writing schedule to keep fans updated when she can. How do you feel about the casting details so far? Any new thoughts on your picks for the remaining cast? Sound off in the Comments section below!

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