Jamie Lee Curtis has officially joined the cast of Eli Roth’s Borderlands film version. Curtis joins previously announced stars Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart. The announcement was made earlier today by Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. The two-time Golden Globe-winning actress is set to play Tannis, an archaeologist on Pandora who may have the key to finding the vault, but whose complicated history with Lilith (Blanchett) won’t help.
Eli Roth is very excited to have the opportunity to cooperate Jamie Lee Curtis On Borderlands. “Working with the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis has been a lifelong dream of mine,” said the director. “I’m so excited that she’s bringing her humor, warmth and genius to the role of Tannis. Curtis has been quite busy for the past few years after returning to the Halloween franchise as the iconic Laurie Strode. Lionsgate’s Nathan Kahane had this to say about Curtis joining the cast.
“The kind of talent we have been able to bring together Borderlands is a testament to the incredible script that Craig [Mazin] wrote and Eli’s vision for Pandora. Jamie is unique because her characters have depth and gravitas, but are also always hugely entertaining – she controls the screen. Right now Jamie is like family to us – after bringing so much with us Knives out and hosting last summer’s ‘Lionsgate Live’ fundraiser to help theater staff, we couldn’t be happier to work with her again. “
Kevin Hart will play Roland, ‘an experienced ex-soldier turned mercenary’. In the video game franchise, Roland was a member of the highly skilled private military force known as the Crimson Lance. He has expert training in a variety of weapons, but prefers his trusty shotgun for most of his fights. Eli Roth said, “I love working with Kevin. Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we’re excited to surprise audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be a great Roland. “
The latest version of the Borderlands screenplay is by two-time Emmy-winning screenwriter Craig Mazin. Avi Arad and Ari Arad produce through their Arad Productions banner, and Erik Feig also produce through Picturestart. The film’s executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive. James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the project on behalf of Lionsgate. Emmy Yu oversees the film for Arad Productions. Lucy Kitada and Royce Reeves-Darby oversee the Picturestart project.
The Borderlands film is based on the best-selling PC and console game experience from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, a completely private label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The game is one of the world’s most successful franchises, with more than 66 million units sold worldwide, including more than 24 million units of Borderlands 2, the best-selling title in 2K’s history. The most recent installment, Borderlands 3, which launched in September 2019 and was recently released for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, has sold over 11 million copies worldwide and was honored with the Best Multiplayer Game Award at Gamescom 2019 and Best Running Game at Gamescom 2020. Collider was the first to share the news that Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the cast of Borderlands.
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