Kate Beckinsale to star in new Underworld film

Kate Beckinsale is to reprise her role as Death Dealer Selene in an upcoming fifth instalment of the 'Underworld' horror film franchise

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Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is to star in a new 'Underworld' film.

The 41-year-old actress is to reprise her role as Death Dealer Selene once again for the upcoming fifth instalment of the horror film series, IGN reports.

Although the last film in the franchise, 'Underworld: Awakening', appeared to be preparing to move away from her character's story, Beckinsale's husband and director Len Wiseman has confirmed he is working on more 'Underworld' projects, including a new movie with his wife.

He said: "There's a few things being developed right now. There are some characters who we really liked that will be in a kind of a spin off like we did with 'Rise of the Lycans', then we have another film in the works with Kate as well ... And then there's a television series."

It is so far unclear, however, whether Wiseman is referring to the upcoming 'Underworld: Next Generation', in which 'Divergent' star Theo James has reportedly signed up to star as vampire David.

'Priest' and 'The Last Witch Hunter' writer Cory Goodman is said to be penning the script for the film, which is scheduled to begin shooting next year.

Meanwhile, Beckinsale is set to appear alongside model Cara Delevingne in 'The Face of an Angel' later this month and recently wrapped on 'Absolutely Anything'.

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