Emmy Rossum has been performing since she was a teen opera star and can currently be seen in the US version of Shameless. Now Variety reports The Day After Tomorrow and Phantom Of The Opera actress has joined the cast of Beautiful Creatures for Warner Bros. and writer-director Richard LaGravenese.
The story centers on two teenage lovers (Jack O’Connell and Alice Englert) who discover dark secrets hidden by their families. Emmy Rossum will play Ridley, the cousin of Alice Englert’s character, who turned into a dark witch on her 16th birthday. Viola Davis and Emma Thompson are also set to star.
Richard LaGravenese will direct from his own screenplay, which is adapted from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s novel. Production is scheduled to begin next month in New Orleans, with a US release already set for February 1st, 2013