The Weinstein Company's 'Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters' is turning out to have quite a cast. Rachel Mead's popular Vampire Academy books are the next attempt by Hollywood studios to find the next big 'thing' in YA fiction, a la The Hunger Games and Twilight. The cast for the film has finally been rounded out when Vikings' Gabriel Byrne and Modern Family's Sarah Hyland joined the film.
Byrne will reportedly be playing one of the leaders of the Vampire academy whereas Hyland will be playing his daughter and best friend to the lead characters. The film's leads are Zoey Dutch and Lucy Fry, and others already cast include Olga Kurylenko, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Ashley Charles, and Claire Foy.
The official synopsis for the movie, provided by ComingSoon.net, is, "Based on the first book in author Richelle Mead's successful series of "Vampire Academy" books. In "Blood Sisters," Rose Hathaway develops a mental and spiritual bond with her BVFF (best vampire friend forever) Princess Lissa. The two girls attend a strict school for vampires designed to retain their humanity where it is Rose's task to protect the Princess. Among the everyday issues faced by teenage vampires Rose falls for Dimitri, their dreamy guardian, and together the three battle the mysterious forces of the evil Moroi who are set on destroying the Princess's bloodline."
'Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters' will release in theaters on February 14th, 2014 and will be the competing with a long line of YA film adaptations in the same year [Divergent, Maze Runner, etc].