Stars of Beautiful Creatures are in it Til the End

Remember the Twilight series? Who could forget, right? Well, Alice Englert, who is 18 years old, and Alden Ehrenreich, who is 23 years old, are both hoping to launch their Beautiful designed Creatures franchise into something as huge as the Twilight was a few years ago. To reach that goal, they both know they're going to have to be in it for the long haul. They said as much to the LA Times last year in an article. Since that time, they've been working hard to make their dream a reality.

Stars of Beautiful Creatures are in it Til the End
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Alice and Alden have an on screen romance going, but they're also known to hang out as friends in real life. This might be why they seem such an adorable couple in Beautiful Creatures. What's really interesting is that they both come from different parts of the planet. Alice is from Australia originally and Alden is from Pacific Palisades.

The "Beautiful Creatures" series was written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, and has sold over a million copies already. This is why a lot of people are looking forward to the movie. Some are saying that it's going to be a lot better than the Twilight series.

If you're not familiar with the books, they take place in a conservative Southern town where a group of witches are trapped. While the movie is definitely mainstream in a lot of ways - it's meant to entertain more than anything else - a lot of young women and their mothers are looking forward to the film adaptation of the first book in the series.

The first film is going to deal with Ethan Wate (Ehrenreich), who wants to leave Gatlin, South Carolina - a fictional town. He dreams of going to college somewhere far away. Then the mysterious and lovely  Lena Duchannes (Englert) comes into the picture, changing his plans slightly. Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson round out the cast of Beautiful Creatures.

In the movie, Lena is fifteen years old, and as a spellcaster, she has to decide whether she's going to be good or evil by her sixteenth birthday. This is where the story really gets interesting because no one in the fictional town likes her very much - except for Ethan. This is what really causes the sparks to fly.

Ehrenreich almost didn't get the part, but the original actor who was cast for the part - British-born Jack O'Connell - dropped out. The acting gig came after Ehrenreich tried out for Spiderman and lost the role to Andrew Garfield. Still, both Ehrenreich and Englert are very excited to be working together on Beautiful Creatures.

While it remains to be seen if the movie series can do as well as Twilight did in the theaters, there's a good chance it's going to be a success if you look at the success of the series of four books.

Written by: Jenny Corteza understands the phrase "moda mae e filha" because of her mother, who was a fashion designer for many years. 

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