With the Eli Roth-directed adaptation of the popular video game franchise Borderlands currently in production, the film has added another member to its cast in a major role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Florian Munteanu, who played Viktor Drago, the son of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, in Creed II is in final negotiations to play Krieg. The outlet describes Krieg as “the musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector of Tiny Tina, the unstable 13-year-old explosive expert.” Tiny Tina is set to be played by Avengers: Infinity War star Ariana Greenblatt.
Director Eli Roth provided a brief statement on the casting of Munteanu: “Florian brings real humanity and multiple layers to a character who on the surface seems totally insane and brutally savage,” Roth said. “Krieg was by far the most difficult role to cast, and Florian brought him to life and grounded him in a way that I didn’t know was possible. He’s going to be a brilliant Krieg and will fit in perfectly with our incredible cast.”
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. The film will also star Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland and Jack Black as Claptrap.
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