Is it fair -- or accurate -- to call Beautiful Creatures the next Twilight? Sure, both tales feature sparring supernatural beings and forbidden love between a mysterious individual and a young mortal, but that's where the comparisons seem to end. Now, the stars of the film – including Emmy Rossum, Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Thomas Mann and Zoey Deutch – weigh in on the comparison.
In theaters Valentine's Day, Beautiful Creatures follows the story of Ethan (played by Alden), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (played by Alice), the new girl with a dark secret – she comes from a family of witches (they prefer the term "casters"). When she turns 16 her powers will be claimed by either the forces of light or darkness, and with only weeks before her birthday, the two lovers are caught in a tug-of-war between good and evil. Set in the spooky south, the film is based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.