The upcoming Borderlands film has been casting some great talent. A few weeks ago, we found out that Jamie Lee Curtis has joined Eli Roth‘s upcoming release. Jack Black has also joined as the iconic snarky robot, Claptrap. We got one more casting news, as the series has found its Tiny Tina in Ariana Greenblatt. Some might recognize the young actress for her role as young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War. She has also appeared in A Bad Moms Christmas. Roth has given the following statement regarding her casting:
Ariana is a spectacular new talent in cinema. She has already worked with many of my close collaborators and everyone raves about her. She blew us all away in her audition, and I cannot wait to see her bring the wild, insane and unpredictable Tiny Tina to the big screen. She’s going to blow up on screen like one of Tina’s grenades.
The character is another NPC, who made her debut in Borderlands 2. They seem to be taking inspiration across all entries of the franchise. It makes you wonder if we will get a live-action adaptation of Handsome Jack as well. Still, Tiny Tina is a great addition to the film that will certainly add some chaos. Craig Mazin’s script is still tightly under wraps, but the main story may remain focused on a group of Vault Hunters trying to uncover the secrets of an alien vault. It will be interesting to see if these NPC characters will have larger roles in the story, or may end up as brief appearances in different locations.