Belfast Telegraph

Theo James to lead Underworld

Theo James is returning to the Underworld franchise, this time in a starring role.

The Divergent heartthrob played a vampire in last year's Underworld: Awakening, sharing the screen with Kate Beckinsale, but he has now bagged the lead in the fifth of the action films.

Theo will co-star with two new female characters who have yet to be cast, according to the Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.

Variety reported that Kate will not return as Selene after starring in all of the previous films.

Theo's career has been on the rise thanks to his turn as Four in Divergent, opposite Shailene Woodley.

The British actor, 29, is set to reprise that role in the remaining instalments of the series, Insurgent and Allegiant Parts 1 and 2.

Shooting on Underworld 5 is due to start in the spring.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph