The long awaited Borderlands The movie continues to meet at Lionsgate. Since Eli Roth (Hostel, The house with a clock on its walls) Taken over as director last year, things have gone well. Now, the video game adaptation has added another cast member in the form of Haley Bennett (The seven magnificents, The girl on the train). However, Bennett will not play a character familiar to fans of the game. Instead, he will play a new character that will be added to the universe specifically for the film.
According to a press release, Haley bennett will play a new role in the Borderlands film. The details are largely kept under wraps beyond that, but it is said to be a “key to the past of Cate Blanchett’s character Lilith.” Bennett joins an A-list cast that, in addition to Blanchett as Lilith, also includes Kevin Hart as Roland, Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg, and Jack Black as Claptrap.
The last draft of the script was written by Craig Mazin. The two-time Emmy winner is best known for his work on the acclaimed HBO miniseries. Chernobyl. Avi Arad and Ari Arad are on board as producers through their company Arad Productions. Erik Feig also produces through Picturestart. Randy Pitchford, the executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of Gearbox Entertainment Company, is on board as executive producer of the project. Strauss Zelnick, President and CEO of Take-Two Interactive, is also serving as Executive Producer.
Haley Bennett has been on the rise in recent years. The actress recently starred in director Ron Howard’s film. Hillbilly Elegyas well as the thriller The devil all the time, both produced for Netflix. She is set to star opposite Peter Dinklage in the upcoming Joe Wright movie. Cyrano. Some of his other credits include Swallow, The Red Sea Diving Resort other The Equalizer.
Borderlands is based on the best-selling video game of the same name from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K. It ranks as one of the most successful video game franchises in the world, with more than 68 million copies sold worldwide. Borderlands 2, in particular, was a huge success, selling 24 million copies, ranking as the best-selling title in 2K history. The latest installment, Borderlands 3, was released in September 2019 and was recently available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. It has sold more than 12 million units worldwide, as well as winning the Best Multiplayer Game award at Gamescom 2019. . and Best Ongoing Game at Gamescom 2020.
It is not yet known when production will begin. But things in Hollywood are slowly but surely starting to get back to normal. Lionsgate has also not set a release date yet. We will make sure to keep you posted as more details about the project are released.