Director Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Spiderwick Chronicles) has found a new addition to Blood Sisters, the first feature installment of the “Vampire Academy” fantasy series, in the form of Olga Kurylenko (Centurion, Oblivion). Per Deadline, “she’s being set to star as Kirova, the head mistress of Vampire Academy.”
She poins the previously cast Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, who have been signed to play the lead characters Rose and Lissa. Danila Kozlovski will play the role of Dimitri.
The series is set at St. Vladimir’s Academy in the Montana forests, centers on Rose Hathaway, a 17-year-old female “dhampir” — a half human/half vampire and a guardian of the Moroi race of peaceful mortal vampires. She must deal with the intricacies of the Moroi social order and the Strigoi, a race of bloodthirsty immortal vampires and predators of the Moroi.
The script for “Blood Sisters,” based on the first book in Richelle Mead’s series of books, was written by the director’s brother, Dan Waters (Heathers, Batman Returns). Producers plan to start lensing in the early summer.