Hot off the success of the irreverent comedy PROJECT X is Thomas Mann, who looks to be enjoying the fruits of the hit film already: Per Variety: Mann is negotiations to join BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, Richard LaGravanese's adaptation of the supernatural-romance novel of the same name. Yes, we're well aware that this could just be another TWILIGHT in the making, but we'll run with it for now; shouldn't judge a book by its cover. or its corny plot description.
Said plot description for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES:
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
The flick already has Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jack O'Connell and Alice Englert in the ensemble. Mann is in talks to play Link, O'Connell's best friend who's fond of both music and magic, which Rossum's character uses to get Link to obey her commands.