by (@katespencer)

Casting The Mortal Instruments: Who Should Land The Leads?

The fourth book in The Mortal Instruments franchise, City of Fallen Angels, dropped yesterday (Do books drop? Is that a thing?), making this the perfect week to begin obsessing over who to cast in the film version of the popular series. Lily Collins is already set as Clary, the books’ redheaded heroine, and Alex Pettyfer is clearly the fan favorite to place Jace, Clary’s – *SPOILER ALERT* – brother/love interest/hot angel dude/not really her brother. Yes, for those of you who are new to the franchise, you read that right – brother AND love interest. It’s even weirder than the Jacob-Renesmee creepfest in Breaking Dawn!

So let’s have it, Mortal Instruments fans. We want to know who you envision in these parts. We’ve put our initial picks in the gallery below, but we’re easily swayed and enjoy spending hours pondering these things. We’ll collect your favorites and roll out some polls in the coming weeks. Until then, let’s start casting!

  • Jace: Alex Pettyfer, Hunter Parrish
  • Simon: Logan Lerman, Mike Bailey
  • Isabelle: Kaya Scodelario
  • Alex: Nick Hoult
  • Luke: Kyle Chandler
  • Valentine: Christoph Waltz
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