Sarah Hyland recently landed a part in the upcoming Vampire Academy flick.
The Modern Family star has been tapped to play the role of Natalie in The Weinstein Company’s Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. The film is based on a series of books by author Richelle Mead.
Hyland’s character is the daughter of one of the school’s leaders. Usual Suspects album Gabriel Byrne will tackle the role of Victor, Natalie’s father.
Sarah Hyland is the latest addition to the cast of the Vampire Academy adaptation. Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovski, and Olga Kurylenko have already signed on for the project. Joely Richardson and Dominic Sherwood also joined the production not too long ago.
According to Deadline, Hyland and Byrne aren’t the only recent additions to the cast. Cameron Monaghan, Ashley Charles, and Claire Foy will also appear in the upcoming movie.
For those who don’t spend a lot of time reading young adult fiction, the Vampire Academy books tell the story of young girl who attends a school with her blood-sucking best friend. The school’s purpose is to help vampires retain some of their humanity before instinct completely consumes them.
Mean Girls and The Spiderwick Chronicles director Mark Waters will spearhead the project for TWC. Scripting duties on the project are being tackled by Mark’s brother Dan Waters. The film’s release date is currently set for February 14, 2014.
Here’s how the studio describes the adaptation:
“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.”
Are you a fan of Modern Family star Sarah Hyland? What do you think about the young actress signing on for the Vampire Academy movie?