The lead love interest for Richard LaGravenese's "Beautiful Creatures" — an adaptation of the young adult supernatural romance novel (also a series) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl — has been replaced. Jack O'Connell has left the project due to scheduling conflicts, and Alden Ehrenreich is stepping in.
The "Twixt" and "Tetro" actor will be starring as Ethan — in love with local girl Lena. Both teens uncover dark secrets about their families and the town they live in. Ethan also happens to have a nasty ex-girlfriend, who enacts some "Mean Girls-style" revenge against Lena. We previously reported that Jeremy Irons is also starring in the film, along with Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Thomas Mann, and Emmy Rossum. Are you in the mood for a supernatural star-crossed lovers story, or have you had your fill of all things "Twilight-esque" for a while?
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It seems like every other day there's an announcement about a movie studio making plans to reboot or re-imagine a favorite film or franchise from the past. Not all of the news is good news of course, but when it comes to the possibility of a sequel or prequel or anything involving "Beetlejuice," be still our Tim Burton and Michael Keaton-loving hearts, for nothing delights us more than the idea of returning to Burton's quirky underworld.
Although the "Dark Shadows" and "Frankenweenie" director has his hands very full at the moment, there is a very real possibility that we will see another "Beetlejuice" movie in the near future. One, according to screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, that will involve a decent amount of the original players, plus the possible cameo or supporting role played by Mr. Johnny Depp.
Tim Burton is busy, as he always is. There's the Johnny Depp-ledadaptation of the soap opera "Dark Shadows," his long-running update of his "Frankenweenie" animated project, and his producing work on the live screen "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (in case you forgot about that one, not that you could). All of those projects look exciting, and we're sure his legions of fans will flock to them in the theaters. But it's another project that would get more casual moviegoers jazzed beyond jazzed -- a sequel to "Beetlejuice," his horror-comedy classic from the '80s.
Talking to MTV News, Burton divulged a little about his thought process regarding any potential work on "Beetlejuice 2."