The ever-growing cast of young adult supernatural romance adaptation “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters” has added British actor Dominic Sherwood in the pivotal role of Christian, according to Deadline, who also adds “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, Gabriel Byrne and Joely Richardson round out the new cast additions.
Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovsky play the lead trio, with Olga Kurylenko, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles in supporting roles. Mark Waters is directing the film adapted from the Richelle Mead series by his brother Dan Waters. The plot revolves around two best friends (Deutch’s Rose and Fry’s Lissa) who attend a school for vampires and half-vampires to rain and learn their place in the world. Sherwood will play Lissa’s love interest, Byrne will be Victor, the head of the Academy, while Hyland will play his daughter and a friend to Rose and Lissa. Filming in London begins next week.
Sherwood starred in British series “The Cut” and most recently appeared alongside John Magaro and Bella Heathcote in rock n roll coming of age drama “Not Fade Away.” Hyland has played Haley on hit ABC sitcom “Modern Family” throughout its five seasons and recently appeared in horror spoof “Scary MoVie.”