Based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the film will follow Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), two teens in the deep south who are drawn together by a strange connection and supernatural secrets. As young adult fantasy novels tend to be about. EW has the first look at Emmy Rossum in the film who plays Ridley, a manipulative cousin sent by Lena's mother (played by Emma Thompson) to make sure her daughter who is turning sixteen -- and must determine whether to become good or evil sorceress -- doesn't opt for the former.
"She and Lena were almost sisters before she was claimed by the Dark," director Richard LaGravenese explains, ''so she wants Lena to be claimed so they can be together again."
We have to admit, having not read the books we're kind of totally lost here, but we're sure once the trailers and promo material start arriving it will start making much more sense. "Beautiful Creatures" opens on Febraury 13, 2013.