‘Borderlands’: Kevin Hart Rumored To Join Cate Blanchett In Video Game Adaptation

Cate Blanchett is the last we would’ve expected to star in an adaptation of hit video game Borderlands, but she may not be the only big name to join the cast. Take this with a grain of salt, but The Illuminerdi now says Kevin Hart is in talks to play Roland in the movie directed by Eli Roth and penned by Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin.

Borderlands is a first-person shooter/action-RPG that follows a group of Vault Hunters who journey to the planet Pandora to search for a hidden vault that contains advanced alien tech. Along the way they’ll battle the planet’s natural predators, outlaws, and other bandits looking for the same thing. The game has led to multiple sequels and spinoffs.

Hart would be taking on the role of Roland, described as a  “decent man and grizzled veteran, as well as a former member of the Crimson Lance who now operates as a soldier.” Blanchett is set for the role of the magical siren, Lilith.

Coming up for Hart are two very different movies. He’ll star in the family drama Fatherhood from director Paul Weitz, and that will be followed by action-comedy The Man from Toronto opposite Woody Harrelson.



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