March 17th, 2012
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 13th, 2012
Introducing Macon & Link!
Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to play Macon Ravenwood & Thomas Mann (“Project X”) will play Link. We are so excited!! Check out the press release below for details!
LOS ANGELES MARCH 13, 2012 — Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons 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.
Irons is the most recent in a flurry of casting announcements, joining Viola Davis (Amma), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafine), Emmy Rossum (Ridley), Thomas Mann (Link) and relative newcomers Jack O’Connell (Ethan) and Alice Englert (Lena).
Irons will play the role of Macon Ravenwood, Lena’s mysterious and recluse uncle.
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.”) Filming begins next month in and around New Orleans.
Richard LaGravenese (“P.S. I Love You”) will direct from his adaptation.
Irons is currently starring in the FULcritically-acclaimed Showtime drama “The Borgias” whose second season premieres next month and will next be seen in the CBS Films drama “The Words,” where he stars alongside Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana and Dennis Quaid.
He was most recently seen in last year’s standout drama about the financial crisis, “Margin Call,” which received an Academy Award nomination for its screenplay.
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.
Alcon recently produced the hit “Dolphin Tale,” a 3-D family film starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson.
Irons is repped by CAA and Ken McReddie Associates.