In some ultra brief news, Alden Ehrenreich (Stoker) has replaced Jack O’Connell as the male lead in supernatural love story Beautiful Creatures due to scheduling conflicts for O’Connell, reports Variety.
Alcon Entertainment made the announcement Wednesday. Filming will begin later this month in and around New Orleans.
“Ehrenreich and Alice Englert will portray star-crossed teenage lovers, a local boy and a mysterious new girl who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.”
Project’s based on Kami Garcia’s novel of the same name as the first in a three-book series published by Little Brown Books that also includes “Beautiful Darkness” and “Beautiful Chaos.” Alcon is looking at “Creatures” to kick off a possible franchise at Warner Bros., where Alcon has its output deal.
Ehrenreich will join Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Zoey Deutch, Margo Martindale and Rachel Brosnahan, with Richard LaGravenese directing from his adaptation.