Alice Englert and Jack O'Connell Are 'Beautiful Creatures'

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Alice Englert and Jack O'Connell are about to get all Southern gothic.

The two young thespians will soon be heading to the Big Easy as they've been cast in the lead roles of the romantic supernatural mystery, "Beautiful Creatures," according to Variety.

"Beautiful Creatures" is based on the first book of a trilogy by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and tells the tale of Lena Duchannes (Englert) and Ethan Wate (O'Connell), two teenagers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town. Englert and O'Connell join current Oscar nominee Viola Davis, who was cast last week in the role of Amma, a sort of surrogate mother to Ethan.

Alice Englert recently wrapped Roland Joffe's epic action adventure romance, "Singularity," and is set to appear in "Bomb," Sally Potter's dark comedy about two teenage girls in 1960s London. She also happens to be the daughter of filmmaker Jane Campion, the director of "Bright Star," "Holy Smoke" and "The Piano."

Jack O'Connell recently appeared as one of the vicious little thugs in "Eden Lake," one of the vicious little thugs in "Harry Brown" and one of the ... well, he was actually a pretty nice guy on "Skins." He'll soon be seen in the Iraq War drama, "The Somnambulists."

Production on "Beautiful Creatures" commences in April in New Orleans under the direction of Richard LaGravenese ("P.S. I Love You"), who also adapted the screenplay.