Richard LaGravenese adapting Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures, the first of a five-book fantasy series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, will be adapted into a movie.

The story follows Ethan Wate, a South Carolina high school student who becomes bewitched by Lena Duchanne, a 16-year-old dealing with budding supernatural powers.

Freedom Writers director Richard LaGravenese has been hired to write and direct the feature adaptation:


“I love supernatural stories that have well drawn mythologies, and I liked that this book has all the basic elements of a classic first love story with a supernatural layer over it,” LaGravenese said.