March 2nd, 2012, 3pm

Beautiful Creatures Movie: Casting News – Meet Ridley

The Beautiful Creatures movie has a new cast member!  Emmy Rossum will play Ridley Duchannes, Lena’s Dark Caster cousin! We think she’s perfect to the power of perfect!



LOS ANGELES MARCH 2, 2012 — “Shameless” star Emmy Rossum is in final negotiations to join the cast of the supernatural love story “Beautiful Creatures,” based on the New York Times best selling novel of the same name – the first of a hugely popular series written by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
Rossum is the most recent in a flurry of casting announcements, joining Viola Davis (Amma), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine), and newcomers Jack O’Connell (Ethan) and Alice Englert (Lena).

Rossum will play the role of the Ridley a Siren and Lena’s cousin who became a dark witch on her 16th birthday, turning the girls into enemies.
A hauntingly intense coming of age story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” is about two star-crossed teenage lovers, Ethan, a local boy, and a mysterious new girl, Lena, who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.
Erwin Stoff (“Water for Elephants,” “I Am Legend”) will produce along with Kosove and Johnson (“The Blind Side,” “The Book of Eli,”) and Molly Smith (“Something Borrowed,” “P.S. I Love You.”).

Richard LaGravenese (“P.S. I Love You”) will direct from his adaptation.

Rossum is currently starring in the Showtime hit series “Shameless.” Her screen credits include “Mystic River,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and “The Day After Tomorrow.”

Alcon, which has film rights to all three books in the series published by Little Brown Books, including “Beautiful Darkness,” and “Beautiful Chaos,” is looking at “Creatures” to kick off a possible franchise at WB. Filming will begin in April in and around New Orleans.
Alcon recently produced the hit “Dolphin Tale,” a 3-D family film starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson.
Rossum is repped by ICM and The Schiff Company.

Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded the Company in 1997 with financial backing from Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Alcon, which is named after a mythological archer and ally of Hercules, has financed, and/or co-financed/produced over 19 films, including “My Dog Skip,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?”, “Insomnia,” “Racing Stripes,” the Academy Award nominated Best Picture “The Blind Side,” which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; “Insomnia,” starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” and “P.S. I Love You,” starring Hilary Swank, among many others.

The Company recently released the box-office success “Dolphin Tale,” a 3-D family film starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson, released via Alcon’s output deal with Warner Bros.

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Stay tuned for more updates!

Check out the previous Casting Announcements for Amma, Ethan & Lena, and Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine.

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10 comments on “Beautiful Creatures Movie: Casting News – Meet Ridley

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  2. Yeni says:

    yup. she looks like the perfrct ridley! :D

  3. zoe says:

    I think that she will do well in the movie but she doesn’t look as bad girl as i imangened

  4. Amber Benett says:

    I am so excited to hear that a movie is being made. I fell in love with the first two books and cant wait to read the third and the fourth. I’m not a big reader so I was surprised to fall in love with the series. When i read the books I find myself trying to read it every chance i get! Thank you for writing them!

    A VERY pleased fan!!!
    Amber Bennett

  5. Andie says:

    Love the books. Can’t wait for the movie and Beautiful Resemption.

  6. Courtney Torres says:

    OMG she’s so perfect for Ridley!!! I have the tendency to automatically cast the characters of the books I’m reading and I could not figure out who should play her…it was bugging the life out of me. So glad you guys found someone so perfect.

    Don’t know how the casting process works, but a few suggestions (if I’m not overstepping my boundaries):

    Mason=Michael Fassbender
    Link=Nick Roux
    Marrian= Gina Torres or Tamara Taylor
    Savannah Snow= Sarah Wright

    Just some suggestions! Love this series so much! Can’t wait until the movie! XD

  7. Jessica says:

    i like her. but her does need to be blonder and she needs some pink streaks but other than that shes perfect!

  8. lorelei says:

    Wheres Rids blond and pink stiped hair?
    But very siren

  9. lorelei says:

    Wheres Rids blond and pink stiped hair?
    But very siren

  10. Meagan says:

    I loved the 1st book, the 2nd book kind of turned me off Lena, and the 3rd book made me cry at the end. I can’t wait to read the 4th one! I hope the movie comes out soon!

    Forever devoted and thankful, Meagan

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