‘Beautiful Creatures’ Gets High School Clique Leader

Zoey Deutch

TV stars Margo Martindale (“Justified”) and Zoey Deutch (pictured; “Ringer”) are in final negotiations to join the cast of Alcon Entertainment’s Beautiful Creatures, says Variety.

Richard LaGravenese is writing and directing the supernatural love story based on the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular series. Alcon has film rights to all three books, hoping “Creatures” will kick off a possible franchise at Warner Bros., which will distribute.

Newcomers Jack O’Connell and Alice Englert star as Ethan and Lena, teenage lovers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Martindale will play Lena’s Aunt Del, who helps to protect her from the family’s dark side. Deutch will play Emily Asher, Ethan’s ex-girlfriend and the ringleader of the high school’s popular clique that conspires against Lena. Pic co-stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Project X star Thomas Mann.

Filming begins next month in and around New Orleans.