Underworld And Divergent Star Theo James Discusses Being In Multiple Female-Led Movies

by Jay Jayson

Today at New York Comic Con, after the Underworld: Blood Wars panel, ComicBook.com's Dallas Jackson got a chance to speak with Theo James, who plays David in the Kate Beckinsale-led Underworld franchise and Tobias "Four" Eaton in the Shailene Woodley-led Divergent franchise, and asked the 31-year-old heartthrob, "What's it like being a co-star with two very strong female leads?"

"Distracting," the English thespian quipped, before taking a more serious tone. "It's very easy, very good. We're in a world where there's lots of great female-led movies and TV series, so it's great." And how would he compare working with the two? "More British humor with Kate. I would say, more sarcasm with Underworld."

Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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The cast also features Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Lara Pulver (Sherlock), James Faulkner (Game of Thrones), Peter Andersson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), newcomer Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James (A&E's Damien) and Daisy Head (Fallen).

The film was directed by Anna Foerster, who is best known for directing episodes of Criminal Minds and Outlander, as well as for her work as cinematographer on epic blockbusters such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down.

The screenplay was penned by Cory Goodman (The Last Witch Hunter, Priest) and based on characters originally created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman and Danny McBride. The was produced by Lakeshore Entertainment's Tom Rosenberg (The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby), Gary Lucchesi (Million Dollar Baby, Underworld), Richard S. Wright (The Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld), David Kern (Underworld: Awakening), and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall).

Underworld: Blood Wars opens nationwide on January 6, 2017.