The first trailer and poster for director Richard LaGrevenese’s Beautiful Creatures have landed online. Based on the three-book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the story centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live. I’m unfamiliar with the book series and found myself a bit lost when watching the teaser, but I dig the atmosphere and Southern Gothic aesthetic. Moreover, watching Emma Thompson play a disapproving, devoutly religious Southern woman is a delight.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, and a batch of images, and be sure to take a peek at our set visit preview right here. The film also stars Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis. Beautiful Creatures hits theaters on February 13th, 2013.
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Here’s a synopsis for Beautiful Creatures:
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. Oscar(R) 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(R) winner Jeremy Irons (“Reversal of Fortune”) Oscar(R) nominee Viola Davis (“The Help,” “Doubt”), Emmy Rossum (TV’s “Shameless”) and Academy Award(R) winner Emma Thompson (“Howard’s End,” “Sense and Sensibility”).