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Byrne, Hyland Attend "Vampire Academy"

By Garth Franklin Monday May 20th 2013 05:59AM

Gabriel Byrne ("Vikings"), Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family"), Joely Richardson and Dominic Sherwood have joined the cast of "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" at The Weinstein Company.

This adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling young adult novel series follows a teenager Rose (Zoey Deutch) who has a mental and spiritual bond with her vampire best friend Lissa (Lucy Fry).

The two attended a special school for vampires attempting to keep some of their humanity while other of their species are becoming more wild.

Byrne will play Victor, one of the leaders of the Academy while Hyland will play Natalie, Victor’s daughter and the best friend of Rose and Lissa.

Richardson will play Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi Vampires. Sherwood will be playing Christian, Lissa’s love interest.

Olga Kurylenko, Danila Kozlovski, Sami Gayle, Cameron Monaghan, Ashley Charles and Claire Foy also star. Filming is scheduled to start next week.

Source: Deadline

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