It's official. Reprising her role as the character Selene, Kate Beckinsale will take the lead in Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment's fourth installment of the Underworld franchise.

Underworld 4 is penned by John Hlavin with revisions with J. Michael Straczynski will be produced by Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi, and Len Wiseman.

A director is currently being sought out for the project as well as an actress to take the role of Selene's daughter, which means the film will be a sequel to Underworld 3: The Rise of The Lycans.

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Production is set to start in March of 2011 in Vancouver.

Brian B.