“We were really intent on finding the reality in it and the most offbeat, real idiosyncratic version of what these characters and what this movie could be,” said Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Ethan Wate in the movie.
In the movie, Lena Duchannes, the main character, is a much stronger character than she is in the book.
That being said, the movie was still pretty darn good.
If you ignore the digressions from the book — the cheesy special effects and the god-awful accents — you are left with a funny, endearing love story with a supernatural twist.
There's no introduction needed for the elder half of the 'Beautiful Creatures' cast, which includes Oscar winners Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson, along with Oscar nominee Viola Davis.
But the young leads -- Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert -- are probably unknown to most audiences.
Book and movie forms of "Beautiful Creatures" are separate but equal parts of the story. 14, twisted characters, tweaked details and — horror of all horrors — changed the story.