Lily Collins to Star in MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

     December 10, 2010

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The publicist of Lily Collins (The Blind Side) has informed us that the actress is set to play Clary Fray in Scott Charles Stewart’s adaptation of Mortal Instruments.  The film is based on City of Bones, the first book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series.  Despite the title, City of Bones is not about a city where everyone exclaims that they’re doctors, not some other profession.  The young adult novel centers on 15-year-old Clary Fray who witnesses a murder only to discover that she has encountered the “Shadowhunters”, a secret tribe of warriors who are on a mission to destroy demons.

Collins will next be seen in Stewart’s apocalyptic-vampire-action-horror film Priest and is also set to costar with Taylor Lautner in Abduction.  Hit the jump for the synopsis of City of Bones.

Here’s the synopsis for City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series [via Amazon]:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

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