You’ve met Ethan and Lena, now “Beautiful Creatures” fans prepare to meet Ridley! EW has the first official image of Emmy Rossum as Lena’s older cousin and fellow sorceress who chose the Dark side over the good and is hellbent on Lena following in her footsteps.
Newcomers Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert play the star-crossed lovers at the heart of the paranormal romance series – he’s a human, she’s a “caster”, or witch – which recently wrapped up filming under the direction of Richard LaGravenese. On Rossum’s Ridley, LaGravenese says, “She and Lena were almost sisters before she was claimed by the Dark, so she wants Lena to be claimed so they can be together again.” Rossum’s Ridley looks decidedly darker and more dramatic than the first still of Ethan and Lena basking in the sunlight, adding that “We get to show the dark side as kind of more fun than the light.”
“Beautiful Creatures”, which will be released on February 13th, 2013, also stars Kyle Gallner, Thomas Mann, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson. See the first image of Rossum below.