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Haley Bennett Will Play a Brand New Character in Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’ Movie

More casting for Eli Roth‘s Borderlands feature film today, as we’ve learned that Haley Bennett (The Devil All the Time, pictured) has signed on to join an impressive ensemble.

Bennett, unlike previous hires, will be playing a character new to the Borderlands universe.

The press release explains in a bit more detail, “Bennett will play a new role in the Borderlands universe as a key to the past of Cate Blanchett’s character, Lilith.”

The film’s cast also includes Jack Black as Claptrap, Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Patricia Tannis and Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina.

Announced earlier this week, Florian Munteanu (Creed II) is playing Krieg.

Based on the best-selling PC and console gaming experience from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Borderlands is one of the world’s most successful video game franchises, with more than 68 million units sold-in worldwide, including over 24 million units of Borderlands 2, which is the highest-selling title in the history of 2K. The most recent installment, Borderlands 3, which launched in September 2019 and was recently released for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, has sold-in more than 12 million units worldwide and was honored with the award for Best Multiplayer Game at Gamescom 2019 and Best Ongoing Game at Gamescom 2020. Borderlands is based on the best-selling PC and console gaming experience from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

The latest draft of the screenplay is by the two-time Emmy-winning screenwriter Craig Mazin. Avi Arad and Ari Arad are producing through their Arad Productions banner, with Erik Feig also producing through PICTURESTART. The film’s executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.