thenewno2 (as in "the new No. 2," a line borrowed from TV's The Prisoner) is a Los Angeles based critically-acclaimed band and collective led by Grammy Award winner singer/guitarist Dhani Harrison, three-time Grammy Award winner Paul Hicks (keyboards/programming), Jonathan Sadoff (keyboards/guitar), Jeremy Faccone (guitar), Aaron Older (bass), and Frank Zummo (drums). Since its inception, Harrison has tirelessly expanded thenewno2 as an art collective creating both videos and artwork. In-between the band's 2009 debut, You Are Here and their 2012 sophomore album, thefearofmissingout Dhani Harrison formed Fistful of Mercy, a NPR top rated side project with Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur, Jonathan Sadoff composed two films (Good Old Fashion Orgy, Seeking a Friend for The End of the World) and Paul Hicks won his 3rd Grammy in Sound Engineering.
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.
Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese ("The Fisher King,""P.S. I Love You") directs from his adaptation of the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich ("Tetro"), Alice Englert ("Ginger & Rosa"), Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons ("Reversal of Fortune"), Oscar nominee Viola Davis ("The Help," "Doubt"), Emmy Rossum (TV's "Shameless"), Thomas Mann ("Project X") and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson ("Howard's End," "Sense and Sensibility"). Rounding out the cast are Eileen Atkins, Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch, Tiffany Boone, Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle Gallner, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Sam Gilroy.
The film was produced by Erwin Stoff ("Water for Elephants"), Academy Award nominees Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson ("The Blind Side"), Molly Mickler Smith ("Something Borrowed") and Oscar nominee David Valdes ("The Green Mile"). Yolanda T. Cochran served as executive producer with Steven P. Wegner co- producing.
The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot ("A River Runs Through It"), production designer Richard Sherman ("Gods and Monsters"), editor David Moritz ("Jerry Maguire") and Oscar -nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland ("Bullets Over Broadway"). Music is by thenewno2. Alcon Entertainment presents a 3 Arts Entertainment/Belle Pictures Production, "Beautiful Creatures." The film has been rated PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material. Opening February 14, 2013, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.