Looks like Lily Collins will continue her forays into fantasy film: The Mirror Mirror actress will star in the highly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, based on Cassandra Clare’s best-selling YA series. Collins will play Clary Fray, a New York teenager who joins forces with the demon-fighting Shadowhunters. Also tapped for the film is Norwegian director Harald Zwart, whose past credits include the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid and The Pink Panther 2.
“Lily Collins is the perfect Clary,” said producer Robert Kulzer in a statement. “Harald Zwart really understands the visuals and heart of The Mortal Instruments. That was crucial to us. Of course, having Cassandra Clare’s support throughout and collaborating with her on this project has been especially rewarding.”
The best-selling book series – consisting of four novels so far – has developed a massive following since sweeping into the literary scene in 2007, with much conjecture over the past few months about the book’s film adaptation.
Collins will first appear on the big screen as Snow White in this month’s Mirror Mirror.
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