Beautiful-Creatures-Character-Poster-Alice-EnglertBeautiful Creatures is one of a handful of projects vying to be the next in line to dominate the adaptations of young adult fiction, now that The Twilight Saga has officially come to an end with the release of Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

We saw an impressive new trailer for Warner Bros.’ blockbuster earlier this month, and now a new character poster for Alice Englert’s Lena has debuted, bearing the tagline, ‘True love is a force to be reckoned with.’

“A supernatural love story set in the South, “Beautiful Creatures” tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.”

Rising young stars Englert (Ginger & Rosa) and Alden Ehrenreich (Stoker) take the lead alongside an excellent supporting cast, headed up by the brilliant Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera), Emma Thompson (Love Actually), Jeremy Irons (Margin Call), and Viola Davis (The Help).

Richard LaGravenese (Water for Elephants) is behind the camera, directing from his own script, adapting the first in the best-selling series of novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Beautiful Creatures is set to hit theatres in the UK and US on 13th February, 2013, with the release primed for the young romantics on the Valentine’s Day weekend. Start making your plans early, because this looks set to be a popular one. In the meantime, here’s the new character poster of Englert, which you can click through to enlarge.