Slowly but surely we are beginning to see a fuller picture emerge for witchy teen romance adaptation “Beautiful Creatures.” We’ve seen Ethan and Lena (Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert) frolicking about and a dark and dramatic vision of bad girl Ridley (Emmy Rossum), and now, Ridley having a bit of fun with Thomas Mann’s character Link. Along with the new photo, Rossum tweeted, “Another side of Ridley! Here I teach Thomas Mann’s character a bit of magic.”
As fans of “Beautiful Creatures” know, this picture is much more in tune with the playful character from the books, who is blonde and often seen with a lollipop in her mouth while making mischief. In the Richard LaGravenese adapted and directed film based on the first novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Ehrenreich plays Ethan Wate, a popular high school student plagued by dreams of a mysterious girl – who then magically shows up in his town. That girl, of course, is Lena Duchaness, to be played by Englert, an outsider who’s also harboring a dangerous and, ahem, bewitching secret. Mann takes on the role of Link, Ethan’s musically inclined and loyal best friend.
“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 Mann with Rossum below.