"Beautiful Creatures" Leaps From Its Pages Onto the Big Screen

AllHipHop Staff

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Beautiful Creatures - the first of a hugely popular series written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - is making its hauntingly intense, big screen debut.

Set in the South, Beautiful Creatures is about two star-crossed teenage lovers, local boy Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) and a mysterious new girl, Lena (Alice Englert), who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.


Lena is known as a 'caster,' a supernatural rather than an immortal. Casters are people "who have powers beyond the finite abilities of most mortals," describes director Richard LaGravenese, who also adapted the screenplay.

Each caster has his/her own unique ability, but on their 16th birthday, they are each claimed for a side - light or dark. Lena, whose milestone year looms large on the most powerful solstice in 5,000 years, hopes to go light, especially after the cautionary tale of her dark caster cousin, Ridley, played by actress Emmy Rossum.

The film, slated for release on February 13, 2013, features Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Thomas Mann (Project X), Viola Davis (The Help), Zoey Deutch (Ringer), Alden Ehrenreich (lead in Beautiful Creatures).

Fans can read the first chapter of Beautiful Creatures here.

Watch a clip from Beautiful Creatures - "Meet The Casters" - below, and click here for the official trailer: