The annoying thing with films like Beautiful Creatures which have a teenage love story mixed in with either horror or some kind of supernatural element, Twilight immediately springs to mind and puts me off. However, look past that and check out the new trailer for director Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures and you might, like me, be rather intrigued by this new film.
Based on the novel written by Kami Garcia, Beautiful Creatures is the first in a series of books, and will more than likely be heading down the franchise root. The first trailer was quite dark, very atmospheric but didn’t exactly explain a lot. The new trailer goers for maximum explanation and is a joy to watch, and I think I just might be hooked on this one. The cast all appear to be perfect for their roles, and big names like Jeremy Irons and (especially) Emma Thompson appear to be really hamming up their roles, in a good way.
Beautiful Creatures arrives in UK cinemas on 13th February.
Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King,””P.S. I Love You”) directs from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich (“Tetro”), newcomer Alice Englert, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) Oscar nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”), Emmy Rossum (TV’s “Shameless”) and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (“Howard’s End,” “Sense and Sensibility”).
A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
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