Jeremy Irons to join cast of Beautiful Creatures

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A supernatural love story set in the South, this movie 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. Based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
March 14th, 2012

Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to join the cast of 'Beautiful Creatures'.

The 63-year-old actor will join a star studded ensemble including Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Thomas Mann in the supernatural thriller which tells the story of teenagers Ethan (Jack O'Connell) and Lena (Alice Englert) who uncover dark secrets about their families and the town they live in.

The film will be based on the New York Times bestseller 'Beautiful Creatures' by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Jeremy is being lined up for the part of Macon Ravenwood, Lena's mysterious uncle in the movie while Academy Award nominated Viola will play Amma, a seer who watches after Ethan and his father when the boy's mother dies.

Production company Alcon has snapped up the rights to the three novels in the series with hopes to turn the movies into a successful franchise.

Richard LaGravenese will direct the movie while Erwin Stoff is set to produce along with Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

The movie begins filming in April in New Orleans.