Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko has had a pretty good career so far. Appearing in films like Quantum of Solace, Centurion, To The Wonder, Seven Psychopaths and most recently Oblivion, she has now landed her next big role.
Kurylenko is set to play the role of Kirova, the Headmistress in director Mark Waters’ The Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, the first adaptation of The Vampire Academy series of books. Deadline reports that production begins in May.
Mean Girls director Mark Waters is directing the adaptation of the first book, and the film title has been changed from The Vampire Academy: Book One to The Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, suggesting a proposed series of the popular books. Daniel Waters (Heathers, Batman Returns) is adapting the script.
The film will star Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures), and Australian newcomer Lucy Fry, who’ll play lead characters Rose and Lissa alongside Russian star Danila Kozlovski (We Are From The Future,) who will play the role of Dimitri. Michael Preger and his Preger Entertainment banner is producing with Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Susan Montford, and Kintop Pictures’ Deepak Nayer. IM Global’s Stuart Ford is executive producer.
Here is the synopsis for the first book courtesy of Amazon:
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.