Beautiful Creatures: A Modern-day fantasy on a family of witches
Dark secrets will come to light.
A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
When newcomer Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) arrives in the small town of Gatlin she quickly captures the attention of Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead end town. He quickly gets more excitement than he bargained for, as Lena possesses strange powers that has long kept her at a distance from others in her life.
Their budding romance is threatened by the dangers posed by the Lena being a Caster and her family’s dark heritage, for upon her sixteenth birthday Lena must undergo the Claiming, a process that will decide her fate forever: light or dark. Her dread is only further encouraged by the small minded actions and pettiness that she receives from several teens and adults in Gatlin.
Directed by: Richard LaGravenese
Starring: Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Thomas Mann, Lucy Faust, Andrea Frankle, Lindsay Clift, Beau Brasseaux
Screenplay by: Richard LaGravenese, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Production Design by: Richard Sherman
Cinematography by: Philippe Rousselot
Film Editing by: David Moritz
Costume Design by: Jeffrey Kurland
Set Decoration by: Matthew Flood Ferguson
Art Direction by: Lorin Flemming, Troy Sizemore
Music by: Thenewno2
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: February 14, 2013
Related Link: View the Full Production Notes for Beautiful Creatures