Borderlands Movie Shows Off More Cast Silhouettes
Recently, fans of Borderlands were treated to a look at Cate Blanchett as Lilith courtesy of fellow cast member Jamie Lee Curtis. Now, the official Borderlands movie account on Twitter shows fans the rest of the cast in the same way that Lilith was shown off.
Posted a few days ago on Twitter, @BorderlandsFilm posted the same picture that Curtis took for the movie. However, this didn’t stop there, as they continued by posting more of the cast from the video game adaption.
Kevin Hart as Roland
The film crew posted a picture of Kevin Hart in his outfit for the film portraying Roland. “Alright, #Roland, former soldier of the Crimson Lance. Part bandit, part hunter, and part renegade… But all I’m allowed to show you is the silhouette part. #BorderlandsMovie is going to be WILD, and we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve has been up to!”
Hart is a well-known comedic actor, starring in the two most recent Jumanji movies and other comedic action films like Ride Along, Central Intelligence, and The Wedding Ringer. However, many fans think he might not be the best choice to portray the comedic straight man Roland in the wild world of Pandora. Hart might have the right balance to do the character justice. With some of Hart’s more recent films, such as Upside and Fatherhood, he has shown that he’s more than a comedian.
Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Patricia Tannis
Jamie Lee Curtis is taking on the role of the wild scientist Dr. Patricia Tannis in the Borderlands movie. “Exceptional scientist. Brilliant archaeologist. Acute sociophobe. That’s Patricia #Tannis in a nutshell! You’re all in for a treat with #BorderlandsMovie. I guarantee it.”
Curtis is well known for all sorts of movies with an exceptional emotional range. She got her start in the 1978 film Halloween, taking the role of protagonist Lori Strode, who has to evade the elusive Michael Myers to save her own life. However, Curtis also worked outside of the horror medium, playing the mother in 2003’s Freaky Friday and being a major player in 2019’s Knives Out. With her exceptionally diverse filmography, many fans are excited to see how she will play Tannis, as the character fits Curtis as an actor well.
Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina
The next character that was shown off by the Borderlands film crew is Ariana Greenblatt, who is playing the role of Tiny Tina. “Here’s a lil shadow shaped like #TinyTina! She’s just your typical interplanetary orphan with a genuine love for blowing things up. Also loves tea parties with stuffed animals! Get ready for BADONKADONK TIME (aka #BorderlandsMovie).”
The game describes Tiny Tina as an unstable 13-year-old. The film crew went out of their way to keep the actors like their characters by hiring Greenblatt to portray the unhinged demolitionist. However, Greenblatt is still new to acting. While not having many films under her filmography, she has worked on many blockbuster films such as Love and Monsters and Avengers: Infinity War. Greenblatt also found her footing in comedy, starring on Disney’s Stuck in the Middle sitcom. It’s no surprise that she’s well on her way to perfect her own craft with her pedigree working in such big movies.
Florian Munteanu as Kreig
Florian Munteanu, another new face to show business, will play Kreig in the Borderlands movie, with his image shown after Tiny Tina’s. “Not your average Psycho…#Krieg is just trying to get through each day in Pandora, one axe rampage at a time. He’s also besties with #TinyTina.”
Kreig is a character fighting between his good and psychotic impulses, an anti-hero to some and a danger to others. Becoming friends with Tiny Tina, Munteau’s short filmography makes him perfect for the character, as he played the son of Ivan Drago in Creed 2.
Being the main antagonist for the movie shows that Munteau knows how to play a villain. While his skills as a protagonist haven’t been shown to the public yet, Munteau is a good choice to play the half psycho-half sane character in Pandora.
Jack Black as Claptrap
After working with Eli Roth on The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Jack Black returns to work with Roth and be the voice of Claptrap for the Borderlands movie. “CL4P-TP is a general-purpose steward bot (think bulletproof Roomba with limitless knowledge but crippling anxiety). If he had any friends, they’d call him #CLAPTRAP!”
While Black might not be the first choice fans would think of when using a voice for the iconic mascot of the series, his work with Roth on his previous films, as well as his filmography for both acting and voiceover work, make him a prime candidate to take the reigns of the dubstep loving, yet very annoying companion.
Black has done comedic films such as the two Jumanji films with Hart, School of Rock, Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, and his own film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. While he’s familiar with working on more adult comedy projects, he’s also done family-friendly voiceover and acting work for other titles, such as Kung Fu Panda, both Goosebumps movies, and Shark Tale. Whether or not you like Black, one thing is for certain, Claptrap is in good hands, especially since he has been playing more video games in his off time, Including doing voiceover work for Brutal Legend.
All of the reveals culminated as a picture with the whole cast with the tagline “from the studio that brought you La La Land…comes a movie absolutely nothing like La La Land.” All the actors involved appear very excited about the film. While fans remain skeptical, one thing remains certain, whoever is working on the film seems to know enough about the series to ensure that it’s being done as faithfully as possible.