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Nerd News: Borderlands Movie has First Star Announced

Yesterday Lionsgate officially announced the first addition to the cast of the slated Borderlands movie. We don’t know yet what the plot is going to be and we’re all desperate to see the style they’re going to be heading in! Surely, this being a borderlands movie it’s going to be dirty, gritty and have that comic character feel which so many cosplayers are able to perfectly pull off time and time again! Case in point, just spend literally 2 seconds on Instagram:

We’re going to have Eli Roth at the helm for this movie… We already know that, so I think we’re in safe hands and can’t wait for this to turn in to what should be an incredible sci-fi action fest!

Joining Roth for their second collaboration is Cate Blanchett who will be playing Lilith (who you see so brilliantly portrayed above by cosplayer @sinn_cosplay on the gram). Speaking to variety, Roth had this to say about the casting:

“I‚Äôm so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in ‚ÄėBorderlands.‚Äô We had the most incredible collaboration together on ‚ÄėThe House With a Clock in Its Walls,‚Äô and I believe there‚Äôs nothing she can‚Äôt do. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director‚Äôs dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale.¬† Everyone brings their A-game to work with Cate, and I know together we‚Äôre going to create another iconic character in her already storied career.”

Eli Roth on Variety.com, 28th May 2020

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