Borderlands adds Janina Gavankar from True Blood as a new key character

The Borderlands film adaptation features True Blood alum Janina Gavankar as a new key character not featured in the original video games.

The Borderlands The film adaptation has cast Janina Gavankar as a new key character not featured in the original franchise from Gearbox Software, Telltale Games, and 2K Games.

According to Term, Gavankar will co-star in the film as Commander Knoxx, a newcomer created for the video game film. She is the latest actress to join the Borderlands cast since production began on April 1, along with Édgar Ramirez as the personification of weapons manufacturer Pandora Atlas and bodybuilder / actor Olivier Richters as Krom, the ruler of the bandits who roam the film’s savage setting.

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Gavankar’s previous roles include skinwalker Luna Garza on HBO. True Blood and Star City Police Detective McKenna Hall in The CW’s Arrow. Most recently, Gavankar played weekend co-host Alison Namazi on Apple TV + The Morning Show and co-starring as Angela, the ex-wife of Ben Affleck’s character Jack Cunningham, in the sports drama The way back. He has also done voice work in video games like the one from 2017. Star Wars: Battlefront II, where she played Iden Versio, the commander of Inferno Squad.

Launched in 2009, the Borderlands The video game series consists of first-person role-playing games set on the planet Pandora, a world devastated and then abandoned by megacorporations in search of its mineral riches. TO Borderlands The film adaptation was announced before the release of the best-seller. Borderlands 3 in 2019, and casting will begin in May 2020. The last draft of the film’s script was written by Craig Mazin, who is also a writer / producer on the upcoming HBO film. The last of us Adaptation of the series.

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The full synopsis of the Borderlands the movie reads,

Lilith, an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the most powerful son of a bitch in the universe, Atlas. Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team: Roland, a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina, a wild preteen demolition; Krieg, Tina’s rhetorical and muscular protector; Tannis, the scientist with a tenuous control of sanity; and Claptrap, a persistent and cunning robot. These unlikely heroes must fight alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe might be in their hands, but they will fight for something more: for each other.

Directed by Eli Roth, Borderlands stars Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Florian Munteanu, Arianna Greenblatt, Haley Bennett, Édgar Ramirez, Olivier Richters, and Janina Gavankar. The film has yet to receive a release date.

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