‘Borderlands’: Haley Bennett Joins Video Game Adaptation As Brand New Character

At this rate, the cast of Eli Roth’s upcoming Borderlands movie might be the best a video game adaptation has ever had. With Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Jamie Lee Curtis already on board, the latest addition is Swallow and The Girl On the Train actress Haley Bennett.

IGN has the news of Bennett’s joining the Borderlands cast in an undisclosed role. However, she’s said to be a new character very close to Lilith, the magical siren played by Blanchett. Hart is set to play the soldier Roland, with Black as the voice of Claptrap, and Curtis as archaeologist Tannis. Also in the cast are Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina and Creed II bruiser Florian Munteanu as Krieg.

Borderlands is a space western first-person-shooter action/RPG set on the planet Pandora, where a cast of colorful characters known as Vault Hunters try to track down a treasure trove of alien riches.

Bennett was most recently seen in in a pair of Netflix films, The Devil All the Time and Hillbilly Elegy.

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