With the Eli Roth-directed adaptation of the popular video game franchise Borderlands set to begin filming soon, Lionsgate has announced another big addition to the cast.
The studio has revealed that Kevin Hart will be starring alongside Cate Blanchett, who is set to play Lilith, one of the main protagonists in the franchise, as Roland. Roland is a former member of the highly trained private military force known as the Crimson Lance and now serves as a mercenary.
Director Eli Roth shared a brief statement on the casting of Kevin Hart: “I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin. Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing Roland.”
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 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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