Kate Beckinsale Returns to the 'Underworld'

Actress Kate Beckinsale is again donning the skin-tight leather suit to reprise her role as the vampire Selene in the fourth "Underworld" installment, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


A search for a director is currently underway, and for an actress to portray Selene's daughter.

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Beckinsale skipped out on the last film in the franchise, 2009's "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," a prequel showing how the feud between the vampires and Lycans (werewolves) first began. It starred Rhona Mitra.

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The first "Underworld" was released in 2003 and launched the profitable franchise that has grossed more than $300 million worldwide.