September 19, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
It’s “Twilight” with Southern accents and a little gender reversal in the first teaser trailer for “Beautiful Creatures”, the Richard LaGravenese directed adaptation of the hit teen paranormal romance series. Alice Englert plays the pale and mysterious loner who appears to have dangerous magical powers this time around, while Alden Ehrenreich is the popular guy who can’t help but be drawn to her. Together they are Ethan and Lena, the star-crossed couple at the center of the four part book series hoping to strike a cord with movie audiences the way they have with readers.
A little telekinesis, some kissing in the rain, and a new teen franchise is born? At least that’s what Warner Bros is hoping for. It looks like Emmy Rossum gets the fun role here, as a dark witch who tempts good girl Lena into joining her, while veteran actors Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson and Viola Davis engage in some supernatural shenanigans as well, and the Southern Gothic setting is well and truly represented here in intriguing fashion.
“Beautiful Creatures” will be released on February 15, 2013, just a long enough mourning period after “Breaking Dawn Part II” for teenage girls to be ready to embrace a new Edward and Bella. See the first trailer below and decide for yourself whether Ehrenreich and Englert are up to the task.
May 1, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Emmy Rossum has herself a little brother in Kyle Gallner. Variety reports the “Nightmare on Elm Street” star is set to join the cast of Warner Bros adaptation of paranormal teen romance “Beautiful Creatures”, based on the best-selling series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Newcomers Alden Ehrenreich (who replaced Jack O’Connell) and Alice Englert play the star-crossed lovers and are rounded out by a cast that also includes “Project X” star Thomas Mann, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson.
In the Richard LaGravenese adapted and directed film, Ehrenreich’s Ethan is a popular high school student in a small southern town plagued by dreams of a mysterious girl – who then magically shows up in his town. Englert’s Lena, an outsider who’s also harboring a dangerous and… bewitching secret, is that girl. Rossum plays bad witch Ridley, while Gallner will be her little brother Larkin, who doesn’t show up until the second book, raising the possibility his role could be a small one that will be expanded if the film is successful enough to garner sequels in the vein of “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games.” Filming is set to begin soon in and around New Orleans.
Gallner, who played the male lead opposite Rooney Mara in 2010′s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake, will next be seen in last year’s Sundance premiere “Little Birds” which will finally see a release next month, and this year’s Sundance premiere “Smashed.” He was also in Kevin Smith’s “Red State” and will star in the director’s next, “Hit Somebody”, as well.
June 13, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana take a romantic stroll in these first images from the set of indie thriller “The Words”. Cooper plays a newly successful writer who finds out there’s a price to be paid for stealing someone else’s work, while these pictures seem to indicate Saldana will be playing his love interest. Recently Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes, French actress Nora Arnezeder and J.K. Simmons joined Cooper, Saldana, Jeremy Irons and Dennis Quaid in the cast.
“Tron: Legacy” screenwriters Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal also wrote the script for “The Words” and will be making their feature film directorial debut on the project, which is currently underway in Montreal. A few pictures of the Cooper/Saldana scene, in addition to Cooper filming solo, are below, thanks to Just Jared. Head over to his site for even more pictures.
February 14, 2011 | Posted by Lindsey Young
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Sturridge, Kim Cattrall, and Jeremy Irons are set to star in the period film “The Treehouse“. Based on the novel by Eduard von Keyserling, the film is situated in pre-WWI Germany and tells the story of a failed student and his interactions with his father, his cousin, and his aunt. Official announcements of who is to play who haven’t been released as of yet, but given the distinct characteristics of the hired cast so far, it’s likely that Sturridge will play the student, Irons will play his father, and Cattrall will play his aunt.
“The Treehouse,” which was originally titled as ” The Master of Farnow,” has received a budget of $10M and will be directed by Lajos Koltai with Paul Mayersberg penning the screenplay.