Mundie Moms

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TMI Movie Casting News: We Have IZZY!

Izzy is going to be played by Jemima West! Wow, I think she's going to make a great looking Izzy. 

You can view her other pictures on Cassie's post here

On Jemima's casting, Cassie said: "She’s beautiful (like whoa) and really talented. You can see her as Vittoria on The Borgias right now. She had a lot of Izzy’s toughness and directness in her audition. I like her.

AND Cassie was going to be able to reveal who Alec is (hint, she said he's BRITISH! *looks at Sophie, I don't think it's going to be Ben Barnes lol). 

Actually, Cassie has more to say than he's British. She also says: "I can say he’s a British actor*, he has dark hair, I’m pretty sure you know who he is, I like him a lot, I’m pleased he’s going to be Alec. He and Jemima are going to be gorgeous siblings. (and I just posted some photos of her with dark hair.)"

That's recap what Cassie just said about Alec's casting.... I'll just pick out two key things...


We all know how Mundie Moms feel about dark haired British guys (coughs & looks at 

2) He's HOT, okay not exactly Cassie's words, but she did say he has dark hair and we know who he is. Hmmmmm I'm thinking of a few guys who could play Alec.


Shortly after Cassie had been told she could reveal who Alec will be played by, the studio contacted her and asked her not to reveal him just yet. Here's what she said about that:
Basically, I got a call from the studio that Alec and Izzy were confirmed and to go ahead and blog about it. I got through blogging Izzy and got a call saying “Hold off on Alec.” So I waited, and I just got off the phone again and basically: I can’t tell you who Alec is because — well, I don’t entirely know why, but it has to do with his schedule, and telling could get a bunch of people shot.
Or something. I am not entirely sure; Hollywood moves like molasses except when it moves like gunpowder and calls me back halfway through a Tumblr post. Do NOT stay up waiting for this news: it could actually be a few days, though I am going to be optimistic and hope for shorter.
For those asking about all the other parts: there are actors under serious consideration for every major part at this point. Just because Alec and Isabelle’s contracts got finished first doesn’t mean they aren’t in the middle of casting everyone else.
I go back to Vatican City and hide in the Popemobile. In the meantime, at least enjoy that Izzy is cast, she’s great, and we’re on the downward slope: there WILL be more casting news and it’ll be soon and it’ll be cool.
Sorry, guys! 

So, here's who we know for sure is in the movie: 

Jace - Jamie Campbell Bower

Clary- Lily Collins

Isabelle- Jemima West


What British hottie do you think is cast as Alec?  

Anastasia Forever Book Trailer & Tour

I am so excited to be apart of the ANASTASIA FOREVER blog tour! Today I'm helping reveal Joy Preble's book trailer for her third book in the Dreaming Anastasia series. 

Stories within stories. Secrets within secrets. In accepting powers from the legendary witch Baba Yaga, Anne Michaelson must tackle a complex set of missions: Discover the secret of their enemy’s newfound immortality; decide whether she can kill him to free her family from a vicious curse; come to terms with the magic that now resides inside her; and finally find true love with Ethan. The riveting conclusion to the trilogy that began with Dreaming Anastasia.

This is one series I have really enjoyed reading. Joy's richly detailed Russian forklore, romance, and her elemental blend of magic and suspense is fabulous. You can read my reviews for Dreaming Anastasia and Haunted here.

Follow the journey of Anne Michaelson…

A sixteen year old Chicago girl who discovers that she is connected through both line of descent and destiny to a complex mystery of love, betrayal and revenge. Her own family in turmoil from the recent death of her brother David to cancer, Anne finds herself dreaming repeatedly of a girl trapped in a room, who in turn is dreaming of her family’s murder.

When Anne collides at school with handsome, mysterious Ethan, everything sets in motion. Dark powers of elemental control rise in Anne. Ethan tells her that she’s been dreaming of Anastasia Romanov, kept captive all these years by the Russian witch Baba Yaga.  Anne is somehow the one who can free her. And Ethan – well, he’s a member of a secret Brotherhood and he’s been immortal since Anastasia’s capture. Free one. Free the other. But Anne discovers that there’s a lot more at stake.

Russian fairy tale figures come to life: rusalki and witches and Koschei the Deathless. People who will stop at nothing to keep their power and eternal lives. And a blood line connection to everyone and everything. As Anne works first to free Anastasia and then solve the mystery that has held part of her family captive for decades, she finds herself falling for Ethan, who may or may not be someone she can trust. The series travels backward and forward in time and place, in the real world and in Baba Yaga’s forest as Anne and Ethan race to uncover long hidden secrets and darkest of magic before it’s too late.  In this thrilling tale of secrets within secrets and truths within lies, the reader quickly realizes that history never tells you everything.

Now in ANASTASIA FOREVER, having survived Baba Yaga and the Rusalka, Anne finds herself bound by the witch to undertake a journey into past, present, and future that will determine her destiny - and that of everyone she loves.

Get a sneak peak into the upcoming release of third installment, ANASTASIA FOREVER by reading the first 3 chapters here.

To find out more about this exciting series, be sure to visit Joy Preble's website.  

In Loving Memory of Nathan Dennis

It always seems like the world loses a ray of it's sunlight when a child passes away. This past weekend a family friend of mine lost their sweet little ray of sunshine, who unexpectedly passed away from an infection that quickly came on and spread through out his body. Nathan was one of those kids who was full of light, life, energy and love. He's the kind of kid people flocked to, and loved. He was also a friend to my son's. Like his life, his passing has moved many of us who knew him well. 

If you follow my person twitter and facebook account you've seen my tweets, and links I've been posting the last few days about Nathan and about his funeral, which is taking place tomorrow. Being that I have a large group of fabulous women who know Maranda from Twilight Moms, I wanted to pass along the information here on Mundie Moms about Nathan's funeral and his memorial fund so those that know Maranda, and knew of her could keep her and her family in their thoughts and prayers. As you can imagine this is an extremely difficult time for them right now. 

Nathan Dennis Funeral & Memorial Fund info: 

There's a private viewing tonight for close friends and family, which will be followed by his grave site funeral tomorrow on Wednesday, June 20th:

A memorial fund has kindly been set up for Nathan and his family. If you'd like to make a donation, please stop in at any Chase Bank and give them the following information: Nathan Dennis Memorial Fund c/o Chase Bank.

Thank you for all your prayers, thoughts and comments you've left for Maranda and her family!