Jeremy Irons (Die Hard With A Vengeance, “The Borgias”) has been announced to star in the upcoming adaptation of Beautiful Creatures, the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular series that is being produced by Alcon Entertainment.
Per Variety, “Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to join the cast of Alcon’s ‘Beautiful Creatures’ taking the role of a mysterious and reclusive uncle in the supernatural love story.”
Richard LaGravenese is writing and directing the supernatural love story, which stars Jack O’Connell (Eden Lake) and Alice Englert as two star-crossed teens who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Thomas Mann (Project X, Fun Size) was also recently announced as part of the cast.
Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Emmy Rossum co-star, with the latter thesp playing a witch who is Englert’s cousin and enemy. In the first book, “high-school student Ethan Wate meets and becomes bewitched by Lena Duchannes, a 16-year-old whose family has moved to the small South Carolina town where he lives. The two must confront a curse that has haunted her family for generations as she comes to grips with her powers.”
Production on the Southern pic starts next month in New Orleans.