Emmy Rossum to join ‘Beautiful Creatures’

Cast includes Viola Davis and Emma Thompson

“Shameless” star Emmy Rossum is in final negotiations to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment’s supernatural love story “Beautiful Creatures.”

Richard LaGravenese will direct from his own adaptation of the first novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s popular series of novels, all three of which were published by Little Brown Books.

Set in the South, story follows two star-crossed teenage lovers — a local boy and a mysterious new girl — who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town.

Jack O’Connell and Alice Englert are set to star alongside Viola Davis and Emma Thompson. Rossum will play Ridley, Englert’s cousin who became a dark witch on her 16th birthday, which turned the two girls into enemies.

Erwin Stoff is producing with Alcon toppers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Pic starts shooting next month in New Orleans.

Rossum’s past feature credits include “Mystic River,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Poseidon.” She currently stars on Showtime’s hit series “Shameless.” Thesp is repped by ICM and The Schiff Company.

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