The Vampire Academy Movie: CASTING LISSA, ROSE, DIMITRI!

Dear friends,

I usually don’t post on weekends but this kind of world-stopping news has called for an exception, hands down.
Yes. Lissa, Rose and Dimitri have been officially casted!
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Ever since 2010 I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop…

Lucy Fry as Lissa Dragomir

Some of you may know her from Australian TV Series’ H2O: Just Add Water and Lightning Point. I honestly haven’t really paid any attention to Lissa’s appearance in the book

(my opinion of Lissa isn’t particularly high- she might even be behind Victor Dashkov, so this is pretty much what I think of her in the book)

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(not that Rose is cheap, foreign labor- I love that girl)

but she seems gentle and innocent-looking enough to be Lissa, so I’m pretty happy with this casting. She also matches the casting for Rose quite well…

Zoey Deutch as Rose Hathaway

She is pretty much 99% of the Rose I imagined. She looks fierce, mature and sassy enough to be the world’s favorite kickass guardian. I’m extremely happy with the casting choice, and I hope she does not disappoint with her acting. She is best known for starring on CWTV’s Ringer, Disney’s The Suite Life on Deck and the upcoming Beautiful Creatures movie adaptation as Emily Asher.

Danila Kozlovski as Dimitri Belikov

Okay.. I was actually thinking more along the lines of  Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian), but Daniela Kozlovski (Kozlovsky? There seems to be multiple spellings..) works too. He has the ‘brooding’ look (but not to the extent where we get Stefan from Vampire Diaries), but he seems like a fun guy that Rose would be interested in. I think he’ll do a good job with the Strigoi part too. Also, he’s a Russian actor, so I haven’t really seen him in any movies, but I guess that means he will probably be able to do the whole growing-up-in-Siberia thing pretty well. At least I hope so. Because I can deal with a bad Lissa, maybe a funky Adrian, but if they give me a dodgy Dimitri.. I might just go STRIGOI.

PLUS, the first film for Vampire Academy will be known as The Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters, so I really hope the cast does a great job because I’m not so on-board with the name of the film.

On a happy note though, the casting looks great so far- kudos to Dimitri being Russian- and I could say that I am about 95% content with the progress so far.

5% was deducted off mainly because this movie could not be produced any slower! Considering that they started planning in 2010…

Love always,
The Permanent Monday

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6 thoughts on “The Vampire Academy Movie: CASTING LISSA, ROSE, DIMITRI!

  1. So now that I’ve had time to simmer down and really think about the casting I’m pretty excited about it, mainly because it’s VA. I have to admit, after watching Danila Kozlovsky (or the other 500 spellings of it) sing in a youtube video, he can be my Dimitri.

  2. ahhh! and I found this…
    [video src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/7bgy1jqjz8jw8sd/Kozlovskiy_var7_1.mp4" /]
    (it was posted on the official vampire academy movie Facebook page)

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