Eli Roth’s Borderlands movie has certainly built up an eclectic cast to bring some of Gearbox’s most iconic characters to life. While we are likely still a ways off from an actual trailer showing off what’s to come, we do have our first look at Cate Blancett as Lilith from the upcoming Borderlands movie, thanks to fellow cast member Jamie Lee Curtis.
Curtis took to Twitter to share a shadowed look at Lilith, saying, “Welcome to Borderlands and a secret BTS shot I took of Lilith, our legendary heroine, psycho blasting, vault hunting vixen with attitude.”
Welcome to BORDERLANDS & a secret BTS shot I took of Lilith, our legendary heroine, psycho blasting, vault hunting vixen with a bad attitude.#cateblanchett
From the brilliant minds of @borderlandsfilm @therealeliroth@gearbox @picturestart @Lionsgate
Arad Productions pic.twitter.com/R193HTGBZj
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 1, 2021
Director Eli Roth has taken on this project of bringing the world of Borderlands to the big screen with a cast teeming with talent and surprise character picks. Other confirmed actors for the upcoming film include:
Ariana Greenblatt – Tiny Tina
Benjamin Byron Davis – Marcus
Cate Blanchett – Lilith
Charles Babalola – Hammerlock
Cheyenne Jackson – Jakobs
Édgar Ramirez – Atlas
Gina Gershon – Moxxi
Jack Black – Claptrap
Jamie Lee Curtis – Tannis
Janina Gavankar – Commander Knoxx
Florian Munteanu – Krieg
Kevin Hart – Roland
Steven Boyer – Scooter
Ryann Redmond – Ellie
As teased in the above Twitter post, the upcoming Borderlands movie will star Lilith, played by Blanchett herself. This infamous outlaw has a past she’s not ready for people to uncover, especially when she’s forced to return to Pandora to find Atlas’ lost daughter. To complete her latest mission, she must team up with some of the best of the best. That includes the adorably badass Tiny Tina, the annoying-yet-helpful Claptrap, and so many others. The upcoming movie, much like the games themselves, involves a few redemption arcs, some crass jokes, and a tenuous grip on sanity. The fate of the entire universe is in their hands; it’s up to this group to band together and save the day. Again.
With the Borderlands franchise having done wonders for the looter shooter genre, it will be interesting to see Roth’s take on the famous Gearbox world. We don’t have a release window at this time, but the movie itself has reportedly begun filming earlier this year in Budapest.
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