Jack O'Connell and Alice Englert are in final negotiations to play the leads in the supernatural love story Beautiful Creatures says Heat Vision.
The story is based on the first in a trilogy of novels by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. In the first book, high-school student Ethan Wate meets and becomes bewitched by Lena Duchannes, a 16-year-old whose family has moved to the small South Carolina town where he lives. The two must confront a curse that has haunted her family for generations as she comes to grips with her powers.
Oscar-nominated "The Help" actress Viola Davis plays a librarian and friend of the teen boy's deceased mother who loves him like a son and will do whatever she can to protect him.
Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You and Freedom Writers) wrote the script and directs.
Erwin Stoff, Broderick Johnson Andrew Kosove and Molly Smith will produce the pic
Production kicks off in April in New Orleans.