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Lily Collins to star in film adaptation of 'The Mortal Instruments'

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Lily Collins has been cast in The Mortal Instruments.

Directed by Harald Zwart of 2010's The Karate Kid, the film is an adaptation of Cassandra Clare's book series The Mortal Instruments.

Collins will play the lead role of New York teenager Clary, who comes to discovery of her family's lineage as half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters, reports Deadline.

After the disappearance of her mother, Clary joins a group of Shadowhunters, who fight to protect the world from demons.

The film adaption will be penned by Jessica Postigo and I Marlene King.

Next up for Collins is the fairy tale adventure Mirror Mirror with Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer, which will arrive to theatres on March 30 in the US and April 6 in UK.

Watch the trailer of Mirror Mirror below:

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