The upcoming film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s “City of Bones” has almost rounded out is main cast. The author announced the addition of two new cast members yesterday including Aidan Turner as Luke and CCH Pounder as Madame Dorothea.
Turner is most known for playing (incredibly sexy) vampire Mitchell on the British “Being Human.” He also is gaining attention for his upcoming role in The Hobbit trilogy in which he will play the character of Kili. Turner is set to play Luke in “City of Bones,” a character that is a father figure to Clary as well as a protector to her family.
“Luke has a hell of a dark past despite his current mild-mannered, bookstore-owning ways. The scars he bears belie his gentle heart — but he could tear you apart with his teeth if you threatened something he cared about,” says Clare about Luke.
CCH Pounder has been in several television shows over the years and has a wealth of experience in the industry. She is set to play the role of Madame Dorothea, Clary’s next door neighbor who is definitely more than she appears at first.
“You may know her from The Shield. Or The X-Files. Or Warehouse 13. Or ER. Or The West Wing. Or pretty much every cool show in the known universe. Our director’s wanted to work with her for ages and I think she will be amazing,” says Clare.
Turner and Pounder join the already star studded cast that includes:
- Lily Collins is Clary Fray
- Jamie Campbell Bower is Jace Wayland
- Robert Sheehan is Simon Lewis
- Jemima West is Isabelle Lightwood
- Kevin Durand is Pangborn
- Robert Maillet is Blackwell
- Lena Headey is Jocelyn Fray
- Godfrey Gao is Magnus Bane
- Jared Harris is Hodge
- Aidan Turner is Luke
- CCH Pounder is Madame Dorothea
The film is being directed by Harald Zwart.