Books into Movies: Vampire Academy (Three Leads Have Been Cast!)

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Huge news in the books into movies front! Deadline has confirmed that Vampire Academy has cast all three lead characters! That's right.  We now have a Dimitri, Rose, and Lissa. Filming is expected to begin this summer. Continue reading to find out who the lucky actors are!

The protagonist of Vampire Academy is a seventeen-year-old half-human, half-vampire girl. She's pretty tough and arguably one of the most beloved kick-ass females in YA. So who landed the role as brazen Rose? Well that would be Zoey Deutch, best known for her upcoming role as Emily in Beautiful Creatures, another YA adaptation! 

This is undeniably a fantastic casting choice! Not only does Deutch look like Rose, but I think she can pull off the fierceness that the character requires. While she looks much older than the seventeen-year-old girl she'll be playing, Zoey is in fact only eighteen. Another plus!


The best friend of Rose, Lissa is a full blooded vampire with some special gifts. The blonde beauty has pretty intense powers, so it will be important to get the casting just right. Who's Lissa? Lucy Fry, a newcomer from Australia!

I'm loving that they're choosing unknowns for these rolls. It makes the film so much more exciting. And there have been great actors to hail from Australia, so I'm loving Lucy Fry as Lissa. 





He's the twenty-four year old mentor of Rose. Described as 6'7'' and Russian, casting for Dimitri would no doubt be the hardest of the three. But fans can be rejoicing that not only did they cast someone who looks like Dimitri, but he's actually Russian! Danila Kozlovsky has earned the role of Dimitri! Other than his various Russian films, he's pretty much an unkown in America. You can watch the trailer for the Russian film Soulless in which he's the star. He's awesome!

Pretty much exactly how I pictured Dimitri. What's even better is that they cast a Russian, instead of someone who looks Russian. I think that this might be the smartest decision yet. 


Fans are also rejoicing about the news. Seems like Dimitri and Rose have been cast to perfection. See the tweet below!

Filming for Vampire Academy begins in summer 2013, so be prepared for some more awesome casting updates! What do you think of the cast so far? Is it your dream cast or a bit different than you imagined? Sound off below!

11 comments:

  1. I didn't even know they were making this into a movie (I know, I'm really out of it). I love this series and am so excited. Thanks for the update!

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    1. I knew it was being made into a movie, but I had no idea they were moving on in production so quickly! I'm so excited too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I haven't read VA, but I approve the casting for Zoey Deutch as anything, really. I loved her in Ringer, so I have faith that she'll do extremely well in VA. (Also, how do you embed a tweet onto a post? I'm clueless!) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I also love Zoey Deutch! To embed a tweet, you click the MORE button (next to FAVORITE) on the tweet. Then hit embed tweet. Copy the link and paste in the HTML. Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I really like Zoey Deutch as Rose. She looks the part. Honestly, I didn't like Danila Kozlovsky as Dimitri at first, but after seeing the trailer for Soulless, I think he may be able to pull it off. So far I'm pleased with the cast.

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  4. I agree they nailed it on Dimitri. The fact they cast someone who is actually Russian and looks like the character I think a lot of people pictured just makes me so happy. I agree! I think they did really good with the girls. There are so many fantastic Australian actresses/actors. And I have to say that tweet with the picture of Zooey totally looks like Rose to me. Gah I'm just so excited!!

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  5. Usually I'm pulling crap about cast choices & such but... no O.O I love them all!

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  6. sijfoaiejfoaiewjfoaemfioewfjaoijeiofjewofijawjoeifmawioef I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I dind't even know this was happening! Ahhhh! I'm so excited. Those are all AWESOME choice in my opinion. One of the first times I think they've really neailed it with casting!

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  8. I love who they have cast as Dimitri. He looks so hot. :D

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