Viola Davis Ventures into Fantasy Genre with “Beautiful Creatures”

Oscar nominee Viola Davis is set to star in the big screen adaptation of the New York Time Bestselling book, Beautiful Creatures. This will be Davis’ first venture into the Fantasy genre.

Beautiful Creatures is the first novel in the Cast Chronicles series by bestselling fantasy authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The hauntingly intense film is essentially a coming of age story set in the South. It follows two teenage lovers as they grow up and struggle to come to terms with newly discovered family secrets.

The film also stars Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee). Beautiful Creatures is set to be released on February 13, 2013.