Books into Movies: Beautiful Creatures (Casting)

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
According to various websites like Fused Film and The Hollywood Reporter, two actors are in final negotiations for the leads of Beautiful Creatures film adaptation.

There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought.Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything

The two actors: Jack O'Connell and Alice Englert are both fairly unknowns and will join Viola Davis in the cast. For me though, I'm most excited to see Jack O'Connell listed. He played Cook in the third and fourth seasons of the British show Skins. I can honestly say that he was my favorite character from all the seasons. I'm pleasantly surprised that they went with fresh faces. The same names get thrown around for these YA adaptations, and I think it's nice to see some new and talented actors taking the spotlight. Hopefully, their contracts go through and they will be officially cast!

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I'm pretty excited about this movie now. I just have to read the book! It's sitting on my shelf, staring down at me saying read me, read me. What do you think about the choices? Are you surprised by the decision? Have you read the book yet, or are you falling behind like me? 


  1. I have never heard of these two before, but I'm glad they went with people who looked young and they seem to fit the part. With an academy award nominee Viola Davis and Alice being the daughter of academy award nominated director I think this movie is on the right track.

    I wonder how Jack O'COnnell will do a southern american accent ?

    1. Yeah, I was thinking about that. Jack O'Connell is British so it will be very interesting to see him pull it off.