Beautiful Creatures is an upcoming supernatural romance film based upon the novel by the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film will be directed by Richard LaGravenese and will star Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich.
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
- Alden Ehrenreich as Ethan Wate
- Alice Englert as Lena Duchannes
- Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lincoln
- Emmy Rossum as Ridley Duchannes
- Jeremy Irons as Macon Ravenwood
- Thomas Mann as Link
- Viola Davis as Amma
- Zoey Deutch as Emily Asher
- Kyle Gallner as Larkin
- Margo Martindale as Delphine Duchannes
- Eileen Atkins as Emmaline Duchannes
Alcon Entertainment purchased the rights to Beautiful Creatures in 2009, with director Richard LaGravenese signing on soon after to write and direct the movie. Casting for the film began in late 2011, and in February 2012 Viola Davis was cast as Amma.Soon after, Jack O'Connell and Alice Englert were announced to be playing the lead characters of Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes.O'Connell later dropped out of the film due to a scheduling conflict, with Alden Ehrenreich assuming the role of Ethan. Further casting included Emma Thompson in dual roles as Sarafine and Mrs Lincoln and Jeremy Irons as Lena's uncle Macon Ravenwood.Of the character of Lena, Englert stated that "Lena is like most girls when you feel massively insecure". Filming started in May 2012 in New Orleans and finished in late July.For the film LaGravenese chose to incorporate real special effects along with computer-based ones for certain scenes, notably a scene in which a classroom's windows shatter, which Emmy Rossum called "exciting".On September 19, 2012 the first trailer for Beautiful Creatures was released.