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We have three new additions to the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES movie cast. Emmy winner Margo Martindale (“Justified”) has joined the film to play Aunt Del, Zoey Deutch (“Ringer”) will play Emily Asher & Rachel Brosnahan (“The Unborn”) will play Genevieve.
From left: Martindale, Brosnahan & Deutch
According to Variety:
Margo Martindale (“Justified”), Zoey Deutch (“Ringer”) and Rachel Brosnahan (“The Unborn”) are in final negotiations to join the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s “Beautiful Creatures.”
Richard LaGravenese is writing and directing the supernatural love story based on the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular series. Alcon has film rights to all three books, hoping “Creatures” will kick off a possible franchise at Warner Bros., which will distribute.
Newcomers Jack O’Connell and Alice Englert star as Ethan and Lena, teenage lovers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Martindale will play Lena’s Aunt Del, who helps to protect her from the family’s dark side. Deutch will play Emily Asher, Ethan’s ex-girlfriend and the ringleader of the high school’s popular clique that conspires against Lena. Brosnahan will play Genevieve, who appears as Ethan’s love interest in flashbacks.
Pic co-stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and “Project X” star Thomas Mann.
Alcon toppers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing with Erwin Stoff (“I Am Legend”) and Molly Smith (“Something Borrowed”). Filming begins next month in and around New Orleans.
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!
EMMY ROSSUM IS THE LATEST TO JOIN THE CAST OF ‘BEAUTIFUL CREATURES’ DIRECTED BY RICHARD LAGRAVENESE FOR ALCON ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT
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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More Breaking Movie News—Ethan & Lena are Cast!
We just found out who will be playing Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes in the Beautiful Creatures movie, and wanted you to be the first to know!
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“Ethan” – Jack O’Connell
“Lena” – Alice Englert
Tell us what you think…
But we are over the moon! We love them so much!!!
Check out the previous Casting Post here!