Principal photography has begun on Alcon Entertainments Beautiful Creatures, based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl. Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, P.S. I Love You) directs the film from his screenplay adaptation. Meanwhile, the first image from the project is now online, courtesy of EW. Check it out below!
The film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro), newcomer Alice Englert, and Academy Award winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) and Emma Thompson (Howards End, Sense and Sensibility); Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt); and Emmy Rossum (TVs Shameless).
Described as “a hauntingly intense, supernatural love story,” Beautiful Creatures is set in the South and is about two star-crossed teenage lovers: Ethan (Ehrenreich), a local boy, and a mysterious new girl, Lena (Englert), who uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
The film is being produced by Erwin Stoff (Water for Elephants), Academy Award nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), Molly Smith (Something Borrowed) and Oscar nominee David Valdes (The Green Mile).
The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It), production designer Richard Sherman (Gods and Monsters), editor David Moritz (Jerry Maguire) and Oscar-nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Bullets Over Broadway).
Shooting in and around New Orleans, Beautiful Creatures is a presentation of Alcon Entertainment and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.