Emma Thompson Is One of the 'Beautiful Creatures'

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Woo hoo, witchy woman!

Emma Thompson is about to introduce a little conflict to the world of "Beautiful Creatures" as she's signed on for a dastardly dual role in the Southern Gothic mystery film, according to Deadline.

The "Sense and Sensibility" star will bring toil and trouble to the role of Mrs. Lincoln, a small town religious zealot, and to the role of Sarafine, the dark witch who possesses her. Both characters serve as major antagonists to the film's heroes, Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) and Ethan Wate (Jack O'Connell), two teenagers who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.

Thompson joins a cast that also includes current Oscar nominee Viola Davis, who plays Amma, a "seer" and surrogate mother to Ethan.

Emma Thompson recently ended her tenure as Professor Sybil Trelawney in the "Harry Potter" films after playing the role in "The Prisoner of Azkaban," "The Order of the Phoenix" and "The Deathly Hallows - Part 2." She's currently in post production on "Effie," a historical drama for which she also wrote the screenplay, and will next be seen in "Men in Black III," opening May 25.

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.