Mortal Instruments Casting News: Lena Headey, Godfrey Gao & Jared Harris Join Cast
Sometimes book-to-movie casting is so off the mark it makes you want to curl up under your covers and hide until the movie dies a quick straight-to-DVD death. And then sometimes, it is so incredibly CORRECT it is cause for JGL style dance-spazzing.
Well I hope you are all stretched and warmed up, because today’s casting news for The Mortal Instruments movie is of the dance-spazz-down-the-street variety.
First casting to rejoice: MAGNUS BANE
Anyone with two eyes can see that Godfrey Gao is a beautiful, beautiful man. But according to Cassie Clare, he brings a lot more than supermodel looks to the part.
“Godfrey is, in addition to being all gorgeous and stuff, super-talented (his audition was awesome), loves the books, and is, like Magnus, ridiculously tall.”
Sold and sold.
Second casting to rejoice: JOCELYN FRAY
Jocelyn Fray, Clary’s morally flexible overprotective mama-bear / kickass Shadowhunter, needs an actress who can be tough, loving, and fairly conniving. Lena Headey, who plays Cersei (the Queen of Mama Bear Scheming) on Game of Thrones, is pretty much the PERFECT actress to take her on and do her justice.
Cassie admits to having ”had an actress crush on Lena for years.”
I suspect after GOT and MI, anyone who isn’t already actress-crushing on her will be fully converted.
Third casting to rejoice: HODGE STARKWEATHER
Jared Harris has done the tortured moral roller coaster roles well in Mad Men and Sherlock: Game of Shadows, so he is the perfect actor to flesh out the complicated Shadowhunter tutor.
According to Cassie, “he’s got SAG awards and Emmys all over the place and I think he’ll really nail Hodge’s moral dilemma.”
This rock star casting day leaves us incredibly excited about the film, and even more anxious about the biggest casting left-ALEC LIGHTWOOD.
If there was a rune that would make this shizz happen already, don’t think I wouldn’t have tried it on myself, human/rune dangers be damned.
The project starts filming next month, so Alec news MUST be forthcoming soon.