BEAUTIFUL CREATURES opens in theaters Wednesday, February 13th!
Watch the official trailer:
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® 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”), Thomas Mann (“Project X”) and Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson (“Howard’s End,” “Sense and Sensibility”).
THOMAS MANN (Link) was most recently seen as Ben, the young protégé of Jeremy Renner’s character, Hansel, in Tommy Wirkola’s action thriller “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” also starring Gemma Arterton, released in January.
Last fall, Mann starred opposite Victoria Justice and Jane Levy in Josh Schwartz’s directorial debut, “Fun Size.” Earlier that year he starred in “Project X,” the hit comedy produced by Todd Phillips about a group of friends throwing an epic house party.
Born and raised in Texas, Mann landed a breakthrough supporting role shortly after moving to Los Angeles in the 2010 independent comedy “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” alongside Zach Galifianakis, Lauren Graham, Keir Gilchrist and Zoë Kravitz. He then went on to appear in Max Meyer’s independent feature based on Pete Fromm’s novel “As Cool as I Am,” opposite Sarah Bolger, Claire Danes and James Marsden.
ZOEY DEUTCH (Emily Asher) comes from a showbiz family of musicians and actors going back two generations. Growing up in Los Angeles, her parents (actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch) knew acting was in the genes when Zoey would play out scenes with her dolls, and weep for the Barbie that was down on her luck. This kind of dedication showed up a few years later, when she began landing comedic and dramatic roles in both film and television at the ripe age of 15.
Deutch was a serious dancer as a child excelling in ballet, competitive jazz, and tap. She was a double major in both theatre and visual arts at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, while simultaneously studying at the Young Actors Space with Patrick Day.
Her first leading role was in the indie flick, “Mayor Cupcake,” playing real life mom Lea Thompson’s daughter, a small town girl with big time political aspirations. Shortly thereafter, Deutch was cast in the Disney Channel’s “Suite Life on Deck” series, playing Zach’s love interest Maya and charming dedicated fans of the show all over the world. She guest starred on two hit shows, “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” and “NCIS,” which lead to her landing the role of Willow Turner in the coveted Marc Cherry pilot “Hallelujah.” She was then cast as troubled stepdaughter Juliet Martin, in the CW’s “Ringer,” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. The show became one of the network’s biggest hits.
Deutch is a supporter of the Corazon De Vida Orphanage in Tijuana, and has performed for The Alzheimer’s Association, What A Pair, and Race to Erase MS benefits. When she’s not working, you can find her posing for Instagram photos with the love of her life: an orange Maine Coon cat named Stinky Pete, and/or taping photo booth videos for her sister as her Ukrainian alter ego.