Beautiful Creatures is finally making its way to the big screen. Alcon Entertainment and Warner Brothers have agreed to partner up to finance the adaptation of the popular novel. With Viola Davis on board, Entertainment Weekly reports, that there are hopes that this film follows in the footsteps of Twilight.
In the fall of 2009, writer-director Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) signed on to adapt Beautiful Creatures, the first of three novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl about Ethan, a mortal boy living in the South, and Lena, the girl he loves with enigmatic powers she’s trying to keep hidden. Interest in the project has been high as Hollywood hunts for another Twilight-esque literary phenom to turn into a blockbuster franchise.
More than two years later, Alcon Entertainment has announced it will finance and produce LaGravenese’s adaptation of Beautiful Creatures, in partnership with Warner Bros. Academy Award nominee Viola Davis has signed on to play Amma, described as “a seer who looks after Ethan and his father after Ethan’s mother’s death.”
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