'Divergent's' Theo James to Star in 'Underworld 5'

Move over, Kate Beckinsale: The Underworld franchise has a new lead.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Divergent star Theo James will reprise his role as David from 2012's Underworld: Awakening to headline Lakeshore Entertainment's new film, written by Cory Goodman (Priest, The Last Witch Hunter).

In Awakening, James played a vampire fighting alongside Beckinsale's Selene for his race's survival. Announced two weeks ago, the planned fifth installment of the action-horror series is being characterized not as a reboot, but rather an extension of that universe. According to THR, James will star opposite two new female characters.

James went from a supporting role in Underworld: Awakening to launch another franchise alongside Shailene Woodley with Insurgent, the sci-fi action film based on the bestselling YA novel by Veronica Roth. Summit Entertainment has already announced plans for three sequels.

Josh Brolin Batman
Dune Reboot Adds Even More Star Power With Avengers: Endgame's Josh Brolin

More in Movies