“Shameless” star Emmy Rossum is in final negotiations to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment’s supernatural love story Beautiful Creatures, reports Variety.
Richard LaGravenese will direct from his own adaptation of the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular series of novels, all three of which were published by Little Brown Books.
“Set in the South, story follows two star-crossed teenage lovers — a local boy and a mysterious new girl — who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.”
Jack O’Connell and Alice Englert are set to star alongside Viola Davis and Emma Thompson. Rossum will play Ridley, Englert’s cousin who became a dark witch on her 16th birthday, which turned the two girls into enemies.
Erwin Stoff is producing with Alcon toppers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Pic starts shooting next month in New Orleans.