Deadline has revealed the latest casting for Eli Roth’s upcoming Borderlands video game adaptation with Janina Gavankar (Star Wars: Battlefront II; Sleepy Hollow TV series) also set to star in the film.
Borderlands is a 2022 American feature film based on the video game set on the abandoned planet of Pandora where people search for a relic.
Directed by Eli Roth (The House with a Clock in Its Walls; The Green Inferno; Hostel; Hostel: Part II) from a screenplay co-written by Aaron Berg (G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant) and Craig Mazin (Cowboy Ninja Viking; The Huntsman: Winter’s War; Scary Movie 3 and 4) and produced by Avi Arad and Erik Feig.
The Arad Productions-Lionsgate-Picturestart production stars Haley Bennett, Cate Blanchett, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu and Olivier Richters. Other cast members have yet to be announced.
Lilith (Cate Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Edgar Ramirez).
Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Kevin Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Jack Black), a cocky robot.
These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other.
Cast and characters:
Haley Bennett …
Cate Blanchett … Lilith
Edgar Ramírez … Atlas
Jack Black … Claptrap
Jamie Lee Curtis … Tannis
Kevin Hart … Roland
Ariana Greenblatt … Tiny Tina
Florian Munteanu … Krieg
Olivier Richters … Krom
Janina Gavankar …
Principal production commenced on April 1st 2021.
There is currently no trailer or teaser available for Borderlands