Alden Ehrenreich has replaced Jack O’Connell as the male lead in supernatural love story “Beautiful Creatures” due to scheduling conflicts for O’Connell.
Alcon Entertainment made the announcement Wednesday. Filming will begin later this month in and around New Orleans.
Ehrenreich and Alice Englert will portray star-crossed teenage lovers, a local boy and a mysterious new girl who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.
Project’s based on the novel of the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl as the first in a three-book series published by Little Brown Books that also includes “Beautiful Darkness” and “Beautiful Chaos.”
Alcon is looking at “Creatures” to kick off a possible franchise at Warner Bros., where Alcon has its output deal.
Ehrenreich recently completed filming on “Stoker,” starring Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman, for Fox Searchlight.