Some last second news before the weekend as Lily Collins (The Blind Side) has been set to star in City of Bones, the first installment of the “Mortal Instruments” book series which is being directed by Scott Charles Stewart (Priest, Legion) for Screen Gems. She’ll play the role of Clary Fray. City of Bones tells the story of a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendant of a demon-hunting clan called Shadowhunters.
“When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either. Shortly after this discovery, her mother, Jocelyn, an erstwhile Shadowhunter, is kidnapped. Jocelyn is the only person who knows the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, a dangerous magical item that turns humans into Shadowhunters. Clary must find the cup and keep it from a renegade sector of Shadowhunters bent on eliminating all nonhumans, including benevolent werewolves and friendly vampires.”