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Now that Screen Gems' Underworld 5 has brought back franchise star Kate Beckinsale to reprise her role as the vampire Selene, the studio is starting to round out the supporting cast. Deadline reports that Outlander star Tobias Menzies has signed on to play a new Lycan leader named Marius. Theo James is also confirmed to star, reprising his role as David from 2012's Underworld Awakening.
The project reunites Tobias Menzies with director Anna Foerster, who is making her feature directorial debut with Underworld 5. The filmmaker directed the controversial Outlander season finale, where Tobias Menzies' character Frank Randall tortured and sexually assaulted Sam Heughan's Jamie Fraser. Deadline reports that this deal wasn't easy to make, but Outlander is a Sony-produced show, and since Screen Gems is a sister company to the studio, they most likely facilitated the deal.
Little is known about the Underworld 5 story, except »
"Outlander" and "Casino Royale" co-star Tobias Menzies has joined the cast of "Underworld 5" as Marius, a mysterious new Lycan leader. Menzies joins a cast that includes Kate Beckinsale and Theo James as Selene and David. Anna Foerster, who previously directed Menzies in "Outlander", will helm the feature film, making her the first female to direct an entry in the series. The first "Underworld", directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003 and follows the adventures of Kate Beckinsale's Selene, a vampire “Death Dealer” caught in the war between vampires and Lycans. It was followed by "Underworld: Evolution" in 2006, "Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans" in 2009 and "Underworld: Awakening" in 2012. Combined, all four films in the franchise have grossed over $450 million at the »
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Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »
- Gina Carbone
Read More: 9 Indie Tearjerkers Now Streaming on Netflix With summer heating up and humidity on the rise, Netflix is offering a handful of new titles to keep indoor streaming as relaxed and enjoyable as ever. This July, new titles featuring A-list stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Angelina Jolie are making their way onto the streaming platform, as are some new cult classics and genre favorites. Check out all of the July additions to Netflix below, plus Indiewire's picks on what to stream. Available 7/1 "Alive" (1993) "Bulworth" (1998) "Grandma's Boy" (2006) "Hostage" (2005) "Piglet's Big Movie" (2003) "Saw V" (2008) "Set Fire to the Stars" (2014) "Shooting Fish" (1997) "The Secret of Roan Inish" (1994) "Underworld: Evolution" (2006) Available 7/4 "Faults" (2014) Available 7/9 "Serena" (2015) Available 7/14 "Goodbye to All That" »
- Zack Sharf
If you want to see the new horror film, "Creep," about a videographer who answers an ad on Craigslist and soon finds the assignment is not what it seems, it's available only on Netflix. Writer-director Mark Duplass stars in the film, which is available to stream on July 14.
Also new on Netflix in July: The latest Chris Tucker comedy special, the critically panned Jennifer Lawrence period film "Serena," Spike Lee's "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," and the thriller "The Guest" (starring "Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens).
You can also catch up with the final seasons of "Glee" and "White Collar."
Below is a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in July 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also got you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in July 2015.
Available July 1
"An Honest Liar" (2014)
"Bad Hair Day" (2015)
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Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment are the makers behind the series, with the fifth film seeing the return of Beckinsale as Selene, the vampire death dealer caught in the midst of a long-standing war between vampires and Lycans. Anna Foerster, director of photography on White House Down, is set to direct the new instalment.
Underworld was released in 2003, followed by Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009 and, most recently, Underworld: Awakening in 2012. All four films have grossed over $458 million at the worldwide box office.
- Scott J. Davis
The Death Dealer is coming back to the big screen. It's been confirmed that Kate Beckinsale will once again play Selene in the fifth Underworld film, which has a director attached and another familiar face from the franchise lined up to return, as well.
According to THR, Beckinsale has officially signed on to play Selene in the Underworld sequel, confirming what writer/director Len Wiseman (2003's Underworld, 2006's Underworld: Evolution) teased at New York Comic Con in October, when he revealed that an Underworld sequel starring Beckisale's Selene was in development.
Currently known as Underworld 5, the next entry to the series that started in 2003 will be directed by Anna Foerster (Starz's Outlander, Criminal Minds) from a screenplay by Cory Goodman (Priest, The Last Witch Hunter). In addition to her experience behind the camera on TV shows, Foerster has worked in the visual effects department on films such as Independence Day and Pitch Black, »
- Derek Anderson
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