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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.
It’s true. Warner Brothers optioned the movie rights to BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. We wish we could have shared sooner, but we were sworn to secrecy (and we were busy revising Book 2). We feel so lucky that BC found a home at Warner Brothers, the studio responsible for “The Dark Knight,” a comic book adaptation rivaled only by it’s sequel. Okay, we’re geeks.
We feel doubly blessed that Richard LaGravanese will be writing the screenplay and directing. He has written screenplays for some of our favorite films – “The Bridges of Madison County,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Freedom Writers” – and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay of “The Fisher King.” He also wrote the screenplay for “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (filming now). Erwin Stoff will be producing.
This is all really surreal, and we are still worried about our launch party tomorrow. We hope everyone likes cake…
But for all the readers, bloggers, and authors that have supported us – thank you & we love you. xxxx