According to The Illuminerdi, actor and comedian Kevin Hart (‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’) is in talks to play Roland in the game adaptation ‘Borderlands’.
Described as a decent war veteran, Roland is a former member of the Crimson Lance military organization which now operates as a mercenary.
It has been said that Roland will be portrayed as a dramatic character, which can be an interesting challenge for the comedian.
In the games, he is trained by the Atlas Corporation as a gunner who never fails, specializing in heavy weapons like rifles and shotguns.
At this time, there are no details on the progress of the negotiations, but if the deal goes through, Hart will join Cate Blanchett.
For those who don’t know, the star will bring Lilith to life, a powerful character who is part of the group known as the Mermaids, formed by women with incredible and unimaginable powers.
Blanchett is known for countless works including “Carol”, “Blue Jasmine”, “Eight Women and a Secret” and “The Lord of the Rings”. She has already won two Oscars, three BAFTA statuettes and three Golden Globes. He recently starred in the dramatic comedy “Where are you, Bernadette?” and the biographical series’ Mrs. America’.
Eli Roth was hired to lead the project, with a screenplay written by Craig Mazin (creator of the drama “Chernobyl”).
The original franchise revolves around a group of “Safe Hunters” looking for an alien hiding place on the planet Pandora.
“I’m excited to dive into the world of ‘Borderlands’, and I couldn’t do it with a better screenplay, producer and studio. I have a long and very successful history with Lionsgate – I feel like we grew up together and everything in my career ended at that point, ”the filmmaker said.
Roth is known for making many horror and thriller feature films including “Cannibals”, “Hostel”, “Cabana do Inferno” and “Beat Before You Enter”.
The game saga launched in 2009 and featured three sequences: “Borderlands 2” (2012), “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” (2014) and “Borderlands 3” (2019). The original tale takes place in the distant future, at a time when several mega-corporations seek to control as many planets as possible, colonize them, and explore their abundance of natural resources and minerals.
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