Warner Bros. Picks Up Witch Franchise

Studio nabs rights to “Beautiful Creatures” on the eve of its publication.

Warner Brothers has acquired “Beautiful Creatures,” the first of a five-novel series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl that is published Dec. 1 by Little, Brown.

Richard LaGravanese is set to write the script and direct the film.

Story centers on a popular high school student, who hates living in a small in South Carolina where nothing happens—until he meets and becomes bewitched by Lena Duchanne, a 16-year old whose family has moved back to town The couple has to confront an age old curse that has haunted her family for generations, as she comes to grips with her powers.

Read more at Variety.