Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Eli Roth’s Borderlands Adaptation

Genre mainstay Jamie Lee Curtis is joining a new project: an adaptation of the long-running video game Borderlands, according to Deadline, where she’ll join a growing cast that includes Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart.

The movie will be based off of the franchise from Gearbox Software, a series of first person shooters in which gamers play a Vault Hunter on the planet Pandora, where they look for valuable alien artifacts and long-lost treasure. Work on the project began in 2015 with Lionsgate, which tapped Eli Roth to direct a screenplay written by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin last year.

Last May, word broke that Blanchett signed on to play a character named Lilith—one of the original playable characters, who comes with some special abilities: She can phasewalk, which gives her some incredible speeds and renders her impervious to damage.

Late last month, Hart joined the cast as Roland, a soldier-turned-mercenary. Curtis joins the cast as Dr. Patricia Tannis, one of the game’s NPCs, an archeologist who’s been studying the alien technologies. Deadline describes her character as “an archeologist on Pandora who might have the key to finding the vault, but whose complicated history with Lilith (Blanchett) isn’t going to help.”

Lionsgate hasn’t yet announced when the film will go into production, or when it’ll hit theaters.


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