9:21 pm EST, February 1, 2013

‘The Vampire Academy’ film casts lead characters Rose, Lissa, and Dimitri

The Vampire Academy film is moving full steam ahead casting all three leads. Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovski have been cast.

Zoey Deutch (above, left) can be seen in the upcoming Beautiful Creatures adaptation and will be playing Rose Hathaway, a 17-year-old girl who has a mental and spiritual bond with her vampire best friend Lissa. Lucy Fry (above, right) will play Lissa, a vampire princess who as been on the run but is brought back to St. Vladimir’s Academy. Danila Kozlovski (above, center) will play Dimitri, who is assigned to guard Lissa and is Rose’s love interest.

When speaking with Deadline Hollywood, Stuart Ford stated, “Tonally, this is so different from all these movies that are so solemn and serious. This is as much Mean Girls as The Hunger Games. It is snappy, irreverent, sexy and just a lot of fun. And we got the right director for that kind of movie.”

The movie is moving forward with filming scheduled to begin in the summer. Brothers Mark and Daniel Waters are both working on the project. Mark will direct while Daniel has penned the script. “It was the best first draft I had ever read, and that includes other screenplays by my brother,” Mark Waters said. “This is a dream project for us, since we have wanted to work together for so long. Richelle’s mythology and the world she creates is so real and her voice so clear. These kids have real life, modern day problems. And they drink blood.”

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