Exclusive: Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Cate Blanchett in Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’ Film

Immediately after starring in the successful Lionsgate murder mystery Knives out, Jamie Lee Curtis is in talks to join the two-time Oscar winner Cate blanchett Y Kevin Hart in the studio adaptation of the popular video game BorderlandsCollider has learned exclusively.

Blanchett will play the game’s legendary thief, Lilith, while Hart will play his skilled soldier, Roland. As for Curtis, she’s set to play Tannis, an archaeologist from Pandora who might hold the key to finding the vault, but whose complicated history with Lilith isn’t going to help. In the game, Dr. Patricia Tannis was a non-player character who was an integral part of the main story of Borderlands, and went on to provide missions in border territories 2. The character returned in Borderlands 3 to help the new Vault Hunters.

Eli roth is directing the film from a script by Craig mazin (Chernobyl), and yet Borderlands is a starting point for the celebrated horror filmmaker, he could hardly contain his enthusiasm for working with the star of the Hallowe’en franchise.


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“Working with the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis has been a lifelong dream, and I am so excited that she brings her humor, warmth and brilliance to the role of Tannis,” Roth said in a statement.

“The kind of talent we have been able to gather to Borderlands is a testament to the incredible script Craig wrote and Eli’s vision for Pandora, “added Lionsgate Nathan kahane. “Jamie is unique because her characters have depth and seriousness, but they are also always tremendously entertaining: she dominates the screen. At this point, Jamie is like family to us after contributing so much Knives out and organizing last summer’s ‘Lionsgate Live’ fundraiser to help theater workers, [so] We couldn’t be more excited to work with her again. ”

Avi Arad Y Ari arad are producing Borderlands through their Arad Productions banner along with Erik feig by Picturestart. Lionsgate is backing the project in a big way, as the video game series has sold more than 66 million units since its launch in 2009. Founder of Gearbox Randy pitchford has been with the game since the beginning and will executive produce the film with Strauss Zelnick from Take-Two Interactive. Lionsgate James myers Y Aaron Edmonds will be the film for the studio, while Emmy yu will oversee on behalf of Arad Productions, and Lucy KITA Y Royce Reeves-Darby will oversee for Picturestart.


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Curtis has been a movie star ever since he played the iconic role of Laurie Strode in John carpenter1978 masterpiece Hallowe’en, which was followed by cult favorites like Night dance Y Terror train. He then starred in two defining comedies from the ’80s, Trade places Y A fish named Wanda, as well as hits like True Lies Y Strange friday.

The beloved actress repeated it Hallowe’en paper in David Gordon GreenThe 2018 sequel, which was hugely lucrative at the box office. Monitoring Halloween deaths, was scheduled to open last October, but is now expected to hit theaters next October, while Halloween ends expires in October 2022. Curtis also served as an executive producer on Green’s slasher trilogy, and completed the A24 sci-fi film. Everything everywhere all at once, which comes from the directors of Swiss Army Man.


Curtis is represented by CAA and attorney Alan Wertheimer.

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