Posts Tagged ‘Beautiful Creatures’

April 11th, 2012

Beautiful Creatures Movie: Casting Change

Due to a scheduling conflict, Jack O’Connell will be unable to play the role of Ethan Wate in the Beautiful Creatures film. While we’re sorry to see Jack go, we’re so happy to call Alden Ehrenreich a Beautiful Creature.

Ethan Wate himself would love that Alden goes to NYU – who knows, maybe Link and Ethan and Alden have all ridden in a subway car together? And since Alden’s last project was with Francis Ford Coppola, we are lucky to have him.

But most of all – look at that face! Lena will love him!

xo Kami & Margie


March 17th, 2012

Beautiful Creatures Movie Adds Margo Martindale, Zoey Duetch & Rachel Brosnahan

 

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.

 


March 2nd, 2012

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!

OFFICIAL RELEASE:

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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Stay tuned for more updates!

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

Want to learn more? Check out www.beautifulcreaturesnovels.com.


February 14th, 2012

Beautiful Creatures Book 4 – Title Reveal

Happy Valentine’s Day!

As our special gift to you, we are revealing the title of the 4th and final novel in the Beautiful Creatures series:

BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION

BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION will be in stores on October 23rd!

Check back next month for the cover reveal.


February 9th, 2012

Beautiful Creatures Movie: New Star Alert!

We have a brand new casting announcement!  Academy Award winning actress Emma Thompson will play the dual role of Mrs. Lincoln and Sarafine!

Stay tuned for more updates.


February 7th, 2012

“Beautiful Creatures” Casting News – Ethan & Lena Have Been Cast!

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!

* Cue Drum Roll *

“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!

 

 

 

 

 


February 2nd, 2012

“Beautiful Creatures” Casting News: Viola Davis

The first piece of casting news hit today & we can’t begin to express our excitement! We are both HUGE fans of Viola Davis, and we cannot think of a better choice!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM ALCON ENTERTAINMENT:

 

RICHARD LAGRAVENESE TO WRITE/DIRECT

 ‘BEAUTIFUL CREATURES’ FOR ALCON ENTERTAINMENT

 

Academy Award Nominee Viola Davis

In Negotiations for Key Role

 

LOS ANGELES FEBRUARY 2, 2012—Alcon Entertainment will finance and produce the supernatural thriller “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. Film will be released by Warner Bros via Alcon’s output deal.

Alcon, which has film rights to books in the series published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers–is looking at “Beautiful Creatures” to kick off a possible franchise at WB.

Erwin Stoff (“The Matrix,” “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”).

LaGravenese will direct from his adaptation. LaGravenese, director of Alcon’s “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers,” among others, is the screenwriter of such features as “Water for Elephants,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” and “The Fisher King,” for which he received an Oscar nomination for original screenplay. LaGravenese’s screenplay is an adaptation of the first of the three books in this best-selling franchise that has been translated into 30 languages worldwide.

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.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, most recently nominated for her leading role in “The Help,” is in negotiations to play Amma, a seer who looks after Ethan and his father after Ethan’s mother’s death.

States Stoff: “The movies that always excite me, pull back a curtain and show an exotic and imaginative world behind the familiar world that we know…And thus make us see our world differently when we leave the theatre. This story successfully uses the bucolic, peaceful world of the Gothic South and the stories of families that have been rooted there for generations to tell a story of fated love… A mythic struggle between good and evil… And how each generation has the power to claim its own destiny. Our intention is to create characters that are so rich, and a world that is so inviting, that audiences will desire to have the story continue beyond this movie.”

States Kosove and Johnson: “This is such a richly atmospheric story, full of magic and supernatural twists. Readers have been responding to these books in a way that bodes well for a new franchise success, and we’re delighted to be working with Richard, Erwin, Molly and the divine Viola Davis on this exciting project.”

Also joining the production are Oscar-winning cinematographer Philippe Rousselot (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, “Big Fish”, “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”), Oscar-nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception”, “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Erin Brockovich”), and production designer Richard Sherman (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1 &2”).

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.

LaGravenese is repped by CAA.  Davis is repped by APA and Principal Entertainment.

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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September 16th, 2011

It’s a NEW site!

Welcome to the new online home of the Beautiful Creatures authors! Check back for special announcements, blog updates, new events listings and more. And don’t forget to check out our new Beautiful Creatures Novels site too!


June 7th, 2011

A Beautiful Creatures Original E-Book Story

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We are excited to share a BIG surprise . .

FROM LITTLE, BROWN PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT:

New York, NY [June 7, 2011] – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will publish an exclusive e-book as part of the bestselling BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series by award-winning authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, it was announced today by Andrew Smith, the division’s Vice President and Deputy Publisher. DREAM DARK: A BEAUTIFUL CREATURES STORY is a never-before-seen short story, created as a prequel to BEAUTIFUL CHAOS, the hugely anticipated third book in the series, which goes on sale October 13.  The e-book is set to release on August 2 for $1.99, and will be available for download across all digital platforms.

This all-new story focuses on the fan-favorite character Link who undergoes a heart-racing transformation.  Wounded during a climactic battle, Link slowly realizes that being bitten by a Supernatural does more than break the skin—it can change a person, inside and out, turning him into a creature more and more like the dark creature who injured him.  As a special bonus, DREAM DARK will include an exclusive sneak peek at the first five chapters of BEAUTIFUL CHAOS.

“We have had strong success with the first two books in the series in e-book form— with sales of over 30,000 copies combined,” remarked Andrew Smith. “It is thrilling to be able to announce a brand-new e-book story by these dynamic, bestselling authors— and have it available this summer for the countless fans who have been clamoring for a further glimpse into this fantastical world and are eagerly awaiting the October 18 release of BEAUTIFUL CHAOS.”

“We are so happy to continue to support our loyal online readership with this original e-book,” say authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, on their decision to write a short story in this format. “So many of our readers have asked us to write more about other characters in the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES novels, Link in particular. This story is for them.”

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was named an Amazon #1 Teen Best Book of The Year and #5 Editor’s Pick Best Book of the Year for 2009.  BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS was an instant New York Times, Indiebound, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller. Foreign rights have sold in 28 languages and movie rights have been optioned by Warner Bros. with Richard LaGravenese set to write the script and direct, with Erwin Stoff to produce. For more information please visit www.beautifulcreaturesnovels.com


June 1st, 2011

June is Audiobook Month

We are thrilled that BEAUTIFUL CREATURES was recognized by the Audies 2011!  June is Audiobook Month. The twitter hashtag #JIAM2011.

Do you have any favorite audiobooks or narrators? Leave a we’ll be picking lucky winners to get BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS audio!



Beautiful Creatures

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Dangerous Creatures

The Novels

By Kami Garcia

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