VIDEO: First Look - Emma Rossum in Fantasy Romance BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

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The upcoming fantasy romance film BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, features Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Thomas Mann (Project X), Viola Davis (The Help), Zoey Deutch (Ringer), Alden Ehrenreich (lead in Beautiful Creatures). The film is slated for February 13, 2013. Check out the clip and official trailer below!

About Beautiful Creatures

The supernatural love story "Beautiful Creatures," is based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name - the first of a hugely popular series written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - is a hauntingly intense coming of age story set in the South. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is about two star-crossed teenage lovers, local boy Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) and a mysterious new girl, Lena (Alice Englert), who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. The film features Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Thomas Mann (Project X), Viola Davis (The Help), Zoey Deutch (Ringer), Alden Ehrenreich (lead in Beautiful Creatures). The film is slated for February 13, 2013. A few of the cast members will be participating in Comic Con New York on October 13

Who are the "casters"?

"The casters are sort of a higher species, you know. They're a sophisticated group of witches, but you can't call them that. They don't like it," explained Alice Englert, who plays Ethan's caster love Lena Duchannes.

"They're supernaturals, they're not immortals. They're people who have powers beyond the finite abilities of most mortals," added director Richard LaGravenese, who also adapted the screenplay.

Each caster has his/her own unique ability, but there's another caveat that makes their powers even more complicated. You see, on their 16th birthday, each caster is claimed for a side: light or dark. Lena, whose milestone year looms large, hopes to go light, especially after the cautionary tale of her dark caster cousin Ridley, played by "Shameless" actress Emmy Rossum.

"Casters are either dark or light. Some of her family is dark, some are light," Rossum said. "Lena is a natural, her powers are magnified. If she becomes a dark caster, she will become the most powerful dark caster in the world, and the same for the light."

"Lena's 16th birthday falls on the most powerful solstice in 5,000 years, and more energy will be released than ever before and transferred to her. It's a big deal," Englert added.

In addition to boyfriend Ethan, Lena has a handful of allies, including her reclusive uncle, Macon Ravenwood (played by Jeremy Irons). Click play on the video above to meet Macon, plus get a glimpse of Viola Davis as seer Amma!

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Rossum in Fantasy Romance BEAUTIFUL CREATURES


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