Featuring the Eli Roth-directed adaptation of the hit video game franchise Borderlands currently in production, it has finally been revealed who will be the villain of the movie and who will play him.
According to Deadline, Edgar Ramirez, who starred in HBO’s Undo it and that of Netflix Yeah bye, has joined the cast as Atlas, a wealthy weapons manufacturer and the most powerful person in the Borderlands universe.
Director Eli Roth released a statement regarding Ramirez’s casting: “What an incredible honor to have an actor of Edgar’s caliber, talent and charisma with Cate Blanchett and this remarkable cast,” said Roth. “Atlas has to be a truly magnetic personality, someone with charisma and charm, but that threat underneath. I’ve been a fan of Edgar since his early performances and he never ceases to amaze me with every dramatic turn. We want to create something wild, fun and very different from anything they’ve seen from Edgar before. I am so excited to work with him. “
The Borderlands franchise is set in the distant future as ‘Vault Hunters’ travel to the distant planet of Pandora to search for an ancient alien vault full of advanced technology and weapons.
The film also stars Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jack Black as Claptrap, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg and Haley Bennett as a new character who is the key to Lilith’s Past. .
The Borderlands The film will be directed by Eli Roth and Avi and Ari Arad will co-produce with Erik Feig, executive producer of the video game franchise and Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford will act as executive producer for the adaptation. Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for writing Chernobyl, wrote the last version of the film.
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