Kevin Hart Joins Cate Blanchett In Borderlands

Kevin Hart

by James White |
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With Eli Roth firmly in the director's chair and Cate Blanchett confirmed to play Lilith in the adaptation of the best-selling Borderlands video game franchise, the cast is expanding. Kevin Hart, who had been rumoured as joining Blanchett, has made a deal to co-star.

Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin is providing the script for the film, which will provide its own take on the game's basic story: it focuses on a group of four Vault Hunters, who travel to the distant planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault that is rumored to contain advanced alien technology. They quickly find themselves battling the local wildlife and bandit population as they attempt to stop the head of a private army from reaching the vault first.

Hart will play Roland, a skilled soldier who is part of the mission. "I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin," says Roth. "Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing Roland."

Given the ramped-up casting, we predict the movie should be filming sooner rather than later but doesn't have a release date yet.

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