Ronan, Arterton Turn Vamps For “Byzantium”

Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton are up to play the leads in the female vampire movie “Byzantium” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Moira Buffini penned the script about a mother vampire who turns her own daughter into a vampire. The pair form a lethal partnership, sometimes posing as sisters.

Filmmaker Neil Jordan (“Interview with the Vampire,” “The Crying Game”) is set to direct the $11 million project which begins shooting in October.

Stephen Woolley, who has worked on several films with Jordan over the past three decades, will produce.