Borderlands movie confirmed to star Kevin Hart and Cate Blanchett

Stephanie Chase
·2-min read
Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Jumanji actor Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of popular video game Borderlands alongside Thor: Ragnarok's Cate Blanchett.

Announcing the news on his Instagram, Hart wrote: "This is a BIG one....So excited to be working with Cate Blanchett & Eli Roth on such an amazing project.

"Borderlands .....Wooooooow. God is gooooooood!!!!! Let's goooooooo #HustleHart."

Hart will play Roland, the highly-skilled former Atlas soldier, while Blanchett, whose casting was announced last May, is taking on the role of siren Lilith.

Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tasos Katopodis - Getty Images

In a statement, director Eli Roth said he was "thrilled" over the latest casting news.

"Borderlands is a different kind of role for [Kevin], and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they've never seen before," he added. "He's going to be an amazing Roland."

Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, added: "Kevin has been behind some of the world's biggest blockbusters, and our source material is inspired by one of the world's best-selling video games.

"We love the way our filmmaking team has adapted this story and we couldn't be in better creative hands."

Photo credit: 2K Games
Photo credit: 2K Games

Earlier this month, Hart signed an Adam Sandler-esque deal with Netflix which will see him star in and produce four feature films for the streaming service before entering into a first-look deal under his production company, HartBeat Productions.

The actor called his contract with Netflix "an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself", announcing that he is "excited to act in and produce cutting edge films".

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