Casting : Byrne, Sossamon, Freeman, Keaton, Morshower

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Gabriel Byrne (“In Treatment”) and Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) have joined the cast of the Weinstein’s “Vampire Academy : Blood Sisters”. ” Byrne will play Victor, one of the leaders of the Academy while Hyland will play Natalie, Victor’s daughter and the best friend of the lead Rose and Lissa characters”. (Deadline)

Shannyn Sossamon (“A Knight’s Tale”) will architect and designer Eileen Gray in “The Price Of Desire”. Singer Alanis Morissette will play her lover, while Vincent Perez will be Gray’s nemesis, Le Corbusier. Mary McGuckian directs. (Deadline)

Screen vets Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton will unite for “Life Itself”, a comedy based on the Jill Ciment novel Heroic Measures “about a long-married NY couple who find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market — and must come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives.” (Deadline)

Glenn Morshower, known for his role on “24″, is reprising his “Transformers” role of General Morshower for “Transformers 4″, a casting call has revealed. (The Examiner)