According to Mr. Will-W, he got the shock of his life when he bumped into Mortal Instruments stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower in Toronto today!
Here's what he had to say:
So, how incredibly exciting for the TMI stars to be in Toronto 37 days before shooting begins? Our very own Shannon Catori lives in Toronto and will be bringing you all the location news! Be sure to follow her on Twitter and keep checking in with us for the very latest movie news!My jaws dropped completely when right before my eyes today I saw the two Stars of upcoming Film Adaptation of Teen Fiction Series, The Mortal Instruments. In Toronto a month ahead of schedule, Up-and-Comers Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower were out and about in Yorkville hanging-out over Dinner and stocking-up on Groceries at Whole Foods.
The friendly and down-to-earth Duo star as Clary Fray (Collins) and Jace Wayland (Campbell Bower) in the Film, which centers around Clary and her path of Realization and Self-Discovery after her Mother is attacked and taken from their Home; Harald Zwart will be directing.
Collins - yes, Daughter of Phil and stunning Star of Mirror Mirror - tells me she's here early beginning Pre-Production for the Project, which begins filming in August. We somehow stumbled upon the Topic of Julianne Moore, whom I also spotted looking amazing in a pair of Shorts and a T-Shirt this afternoon. "Oh, I just wrapped a Movie (The English Teacher) with Julianne! How awesome that she's in the City too!", she tells me. I'm still in awe that I know someone who knows Moore by first name basis!
Sporting his Tattoos, Campbell Bower, who has been seen in both The Twilight Saga and Harry Potter Franchises, was equally friendly and approachable, telling Fans he was a bit bloated after a heavy Dinner with his Co-Star.
In recent casting news, Canadians Kevin Durand and Robert Maillet are both listed as recent casting additions to The Mortal Instruments.
Mark my words, this is going to be Twilight/The Hunger Games HUGE. And you witnessed it first on Mr. Will-W.:Pop Maven! Sony Screen Gems releases August 23, 2013.