Borderlands movie signs up American Crime Story and The Undoing star

Tasha Hegarty
·2-min read
Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

The Undoing and American Crime Story actor Edgar Ramirez is the latest star to be cast in the big-screen adaptation of the popular video game Borderlands.

The actor will be playing Atlas, a business titan and arms manufacturer who is considered to be the universe's most powerful person.

The storyline is being kept under wraps for the time being, but if it follows the role-playing first-person shooter game, then it'll be set in the future on the abandoned planet of Pandora, where people are in search of a mythical alien vault.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Ramirez joins an A-list cast including the likes of Cate Blanchett, comedian and actor Kevin Hart as well as Netflix's Haley Bennett.

Also joining them will be Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis, Marvel's Ariana Greenblatt, Creed star Florian Munteanu and Jack Black, who will lend his voice to Claptrap, an overenthusiastic robot.

Director Eli Roth said it was an "incredible honour" to have Ramirez join the cast (via Variety).

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

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"Atlas has to be a truly magnetic personality, someone with charisma and charm but that air of menace underneath it all. I've been a fan of Edgar's since his early performances and he continues to amaze me with each dramatic turn.

"We want to create something wild, fun, and very different from anything they've seen from Edgar before. I am so, so excited to work with him."

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