Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has officially boarded the upcoming Borderlands movie. He joins Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, who was previously announced to star in the film, and we’ve also learned about who Hart will play in the adaptation of Gearbox’s popular game.
Hart is lined up to portray Roland, a former soldier, who appears in Borderlands 1 and 2, according to Variety. It is rumored that Blanchett will play Lilith in the film, which will be directed by horror movie veteran Eli Roth. Craig Mazin, who is writing the Last of Us TV show, is attached to write the Borderlands script, making it his second video game project.
Roth said he is “thrilled” to be working with Hart. “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,” Roth said.
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