Another week, another exciting casting announcement for the Borderlands film adaptation directed by Eli Roth. In the past, we’ve shared updates including the casting of Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jack Black to name just a few. Now, several additional roles were revealed along with the actors and actresses that will play them.
Borderlands Film Gets New Casting Announcement, Several Roles Revealed
In a new announcement regarding the upcoming Borderlands film, several new cast members were revealed. According to a report from Deadline, moviegoers can look forward to seeing stars like Gina Gershon, Cheyenne Jackson, and Bobby Lee.
The full cast list that dropped today is as follows:
Gina Gershon - Moxxi
Cheyenne Jackson - Jakobs
Charles Babalola - Hammerlock
Benjamin Byron Davis - Marcus
Steven Boyer - Scooter
Ryann Redmond - Ellie
Bobby Lee - Larry
The role of Larry that Bobby Lee will play is reportedly a new role, joining the likes of other new roles created for the film like Commander Knoxx played by Janina Gavankar. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has specified that the Borderlands film universe will be separate from the Borderlands game universe.
This helps explain why we’re seeing new characters thrown in, and also why some of the casting choices feel odd when compared to their in-game counterparts.
“We are authentic to characters, tone and style, but allow for independent storylines. The mediums are not the same, so the content should not be bound to the same rules,” Pitchford explained on social media.
Randy Pitchford is also serving as an executive producer on the film along with Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive. The film will be directed by Eli Roth with a screenplay written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl). After looking over the latest additions to the Borderlands film cast, what are your thoughts?
Are you excited to see names like Gina Gershon and Cheyenne Jackson, are you curious about the new character Larry played by Bobby Lee? Let us know on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!