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Why 'The Mortal Instruments' Movie Gave Its Author the Weeps

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"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" hits theaters in just over a week, and series author Cassandra Clare has fessed up to getting pretty darn emotional about all the hubbub in adapting her romantical-slash-supernatural story. In fact, at last night's big splashy L.A. premiere for the film she admitted to being absolutely reduced to tears when visiting the set. Get More »

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9 Things We Learned on 'The Mortal Instruments' Set

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We here at NextMovie are as YA-curious as the next guy, and after paying a little visit to the Toronto, Ontario set of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" we're thinkin' that maybe Sony's gotten itself that much-fussed Next Big Thing on its hands after all.

Yep, we trekked right up to Hollywood North and took studious notes while chatting up author Cassandra Clare and the film's shockingly gorgeous cast members: Lily Collins (that ruby-tressed heroine du jour, Clary Fray), Jamie Campbell Bower (main hunk Jace Wayland), Robert Sheehan (BFF-with-a-crush Simon Lewis), Kevin Zegers (the adoptive brohan with a 'tude, Alec Lightwood) and Jemima West (whip-wielder, Isabelle Lightwood). Get More »

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What Do You Want to Know About 'The Mortal Instruments'?

We've been following the progress on Sony Screen Gems' "The Mortal Instruments" with bated breath for what seems like years now - inch by inch, casting announcement by casting announcement - so we're as amped as any Shadowhunter out there that things are finally underway for production on the book-to-film adaptation of Cassandra Clare's first installment "City of Bones," the same movie which you voted (overwhelmingly) to be summer 2013's most anticipated.

Even better, we'll be heading up to the Toronto set very shortly to get the goods on production from Cassie Clare herself - along with director Harald Zwart and the series' principle castmembers Lily Collins (Clary Fray), Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace Wayland), Robert Sheehan (Simon Lewis), Kevin Zegers (Alec Lightwood), Jemima West (Isabelle Lightwood) and Godfrey Gao (Magnus Bane) - and we'd love to hear what you'd like to know from the stars! Get More »

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All You Need to Know About 'The Mortal Instruments' Cast (So Far)

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Fans of Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series will agree that casting for the "City of Bones" movie has been one hellaciously long process. Consider this: The first actor announcement came down nearly two years ago.

However, as the spiffy new official movie website for "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" now shows, there are very few spaces left open on the casting roster. In fact, this week "The Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers might've nabbed the biggest opening left (he's reportedly in talks to star as Valentine Morgenstern, the brainy and sadistic arch-villain of the series). Get More »

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Aidan Turner and CCH Pounter Play 'The Mortal Instruments'

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The "Instruments" have claimed two new players.

The adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "City of Bones" is turning into quite the full orchestra as both Aidan Turner and CCH Pounder have joined the ensemble, according to Clare's official blog.

Turner joins the production in the role of Luke Garroway, a calm and level-headed surrogate father figure of sorts to our heroine, Clary Fray. He also happens to be a ... well, we don't be the ones to give that away if you don't already know.

Pounder will be playing Madame Dorothea, Clary's crafty downstairs neighbor who moonlights as a storefront "Seeress and Prophetess," though her tarot cards and crystal balls serve as a front for the powerful position she actually does hold in the secret society of Downworlders. Get More »

Jemima West Joins 'The Mortal Instruments'; Is Ed Westwick Next?


We've been really clamoring for some new "The Mortal Instruments" casting news lately, and while we still don't have a Simon, voila! Our Isabelle Lightwood is now in the house!

Series author Cassandra Clare spilled the beans yesterday on her blog that French "The Borgias" actress Jemima West will portray the vixen shadowhuntress for the film, joining the already in-place castmembers Jamie Campbell Bower and Lily Collins.

"She's beautiful (like whoa) and really talented," Clare wrote about West. "You can see her as Vittoria on 'The Borgias' right now. She had a lot of Izzy's toughness and directness in her audition. I like her." Get More »

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'The Mortal Instruments' Updates: Shooting Start Date, Collins Still In

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Pre-production on "The Mortal Instruments" has been quite a roller coaster ride, but source material author Cassandra Clare says things are getting back on a steady track.

Today, she took to Tumblr to share the news that shooting for "The Mortal Instruments" will begin, finally, on August 15.

This tidbit comes on the heels of a shake-up that happened last month when Sony Screen Gems dropped the project, leaving Constantin Films in charge of making the book-to-film adaptation, which many expect could swell to "Twilight"/"The Hunger Games" size.

Clare also announced that, despite her increasingly busy schedule, Lily Collins is still on board to portray Clary Fray in the film and that she's currently giving "meaningful consultation" to the casting director for the role of Simon, as she did with Jamie Campbell Bower for the role of Jace Wayland. Get More »

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'The Mortal Instruments' Is On ... Er, Off ... Er, On

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Lovers of Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series were a bit shell-shocked to learn this weekend that Sony's Screen Gems decided to let go of its rights to adapt the film.

The movie was rumored to be heading into production this fall, with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower cast as leads. Scott Stewart ("Priest," "Legion") was slated to direct, and many predicted it'd be the next "big thing" behind "Harry Potter," "Twilight," and the forthcoming "The Hunger Games."

But is it really dead in the water? Get More »

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Does Jamie Campbell-Bower Get Lily Collins' Stamp of Approval for 'Mortal Instruments?'

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Bella has her Edward, Harry has his Ginny, Katniss has her Peeta and, as of last week, Clary had her Jace.

The MTV Movie Awards fell right on the heels of the announcement that "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" actor Jamie Campbell-Bower would be playing the brooding Shadowhunter opposite Lily Collins. Of course, this gave MTV the perfect opportunity to ask the rising starlet what she thinks of her latest leading hunk.

"He had that quality of Jace and he nailed it," Collins tells MTV News of Jamie's audition.

Curious as to whether the chemistry is blazing already? Head over to Hollywood Crush to see what else she had to say.

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Jamie Campbell Bower Will Be Jace Wayland in 'The Mortal Instruments'

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Now that "The Hunger Games" casting is drawing to a close, fan focus has turned to another highly anticipated adaptation: Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments."

"Instruments" has nabbed Lily Collins as the heroine Clary Fray, and we've been waiting eagerly to see who would play her companion and guide, Jace Wayland. Not just any man can play Jace, who is a bit of a bad boy, full of torment, sarcasm, and disdain. It's a potent blend of sexy, and the right blonde has to pull it off. Alex Pettyfer emerged as a frontrunner, but according to Deadline, he's lost the role to Jamie Campbell Bower. Get More »

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