It's just been announced that Michael Ealy has been cast for the role of "not Kate Beckinsale" in the upcoming Underworld 3D. In related news, it seems they are still making those Underworld movies.

Ealy's character is a police detective that initially hunts Beckinsale's vampire, only to team up with her. Twist! Ealy has recently acted in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls as an Afghanistan vet who comes home to America with PTSD, and also in Takers. Filming just got underway in Vancouver, so it's a good thing they annonuced this nugget when they did. Otherwise, Kate Beckinsale would get all the screen time, and who wants to stare at Kate Beckinsale for an hour-and-a-half? Oh. That's right. Everyone. (Deadline)