Just two weeks ago, Kevin Hart joined the upcoming production of Borderlands in the role of Soldier Roland. He joins Cate Blanchett, who will take on the role of thief Lilith. It looks like they aren’t done yet, as Collider got the exclusive news that Jamie Lee Curtis will also be joining the production in the role of Dr. Patricia Tannis. She is certainly an interesting choice in the role of the non-playable character from Borderlands 2 and its sequel. It seems that they decided to age up the character. Her role could be quite similar to the games, as she might play a supporting role that sends out the main characters on their quest. It is uncertain if Blanchett‘s Lilith might be the main focus, or it will be closer to an ensemble film.
Curtis has been seeing a return to form with her return to the iconic 1978 role of Laurie Strode in the 2018 Halloween reboot. She also gave a fantastic performance in Knives Out. She is set to return to the silver screen in A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, as well as the horror sequel Halloween Kills. The latter got delayed due to the ongoing pandemic with a threequel already planned for 2022. Borderlands will be directed by Eli Roth based on a script by Craig Mazin. Their shared horror roots are certainly an exciting tease for what we may expect from this film. It will get quite gory with the teased R-rating. Fans of the game might expect a very unique interpretation of the franchise that Gearbox launched back in 2009.