Edgar Ramirez Joins Cast Of ‘Borderlands’ Adaptation | Film News
The hit video game Borderlands is to be adapted into a film by Eli Roth for Lionsgate and we’ve learned a little more about the cast.
Edgar Ramirez will join Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Haley Bennett, and Jack Black as Altas, a business titan and weapons manufacturer, and the most powerful person in the game universe.
In this adaptation, Lilith – played by Cate Blanchett – is an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past who is forced to return to her home planet Pandora, and forms an unlikely alliance to find Atlas’ missing daughter.
“What an incredible honor to have an actor of Edgar’s caliber, talent, and charisma playing opposite Cate Blanchett and this remarkable cast”, producer Roth said about the Ramirez casting.
“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”, he added.
Borderland is one of the best-selling video game franchises in the world with over 68 million units sold. The latest game, Borderlands 3, launched in September 2019 and was recently released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, has sold over 12 million units worldwide, and was awarded Best Game in Progress at Gamescom 2020.
No further information on the release of the film is available yet, but you can catch Edgar Ramirez in one of the latest Netflix comedies Yes Day.