The Eli Roth-directed adaptation of the popular video game franchise, Borderlands, is reportedly eyeing Cate Blanchett for a major role in the upcoming film.
According to Variety, Blanchett is currently in talks to play Lilith in the Borderlands movie who is one of the main protagonists in the franchise, and one of the playable characters in the original Borderlands game. She belongs to the siren class and wields superhuman powers including teleportation, turning invisible to enemies, and several elemental attacks.
Cate Blanchett is best known for playing Galadriel in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises. Her other filming credits including playing Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in its Wall, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.
The Borderlands franchise takes place in the distant future, as ‘Vault Hunters’ travel to the distant planet of Pandora to hunt for an ancient alien vault filled with advanced technology and weapons. The series currently spans three titles and has shifted over 57 million units worldwide.
The Borderlands movie is set to be directed by Eli Roth with Avi and Ari Arad producing along with Erik Feig, executive producer of the video game franchise and founder of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford will serve as executive producer on the adaptation. Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for writing Chernobyl, has written the latest draft for the film.
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