We knew the roles would be pouring in for Viola Davis after her name generated much Oscar buzz for her performance in “The Help.” Now, she’s stepping in an entirely new direction by starring in fantasy film called “Beautiful Creatures.” The movie, which hits theaters on February 13, takes place in a small southern town and centers around a teenaged boy (Alden Ehrenreich) who finds himself falling in love with the new girl (Alice Englert). This girl, who is unlike anyone the town has ever seen, is a “caster,” or sophisticated type of witch, struggling to accept not only her supernatural powers but whether she will be able to use them for good or evil. (Apparently, it’s not a choice but more of an assignment.)
So, where does Viola come in? Well, she’s Amma, a keeper of the casters’ history who helps the leading character come to terms with her destiny. Check out Viola and her cast mates describing the movie below.
Does this seem interesting to you? Do you plan to check it out when it hits theaters in February?