Jack Black giving voice to the funniest Borderlands character
Jack Black is the lastest a-list star to join Eli Roth’s feature adaptation of the bestselling videogame Borderlands. Black will voice the role of Claptrap, a persistently sarcastic robot that isn’t all that invested in the survival of his teammate.
“I am so excited to reunite with Jack, this time in the recording booth,” Roth commented. “Claptrap is the funniest character in the game, and Jack is perfect to bring him to the big screen.”
“We couldn’t have been more in sync with our filmmakers and casting executives as we approached this role,” said Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “It’s one of the biggest no-brainer casting decisions we’ve ever made. Everyone who’s ever played the game knows Jack is perfect for this part. We’re thrilled he will add his endless comic energy and voice to our film – he’ll bring so much to the movie.”
In “Borderlands”, Cate Blanchett is set to star as legendary thief Lilith, while Kevin Hart will play skilled soldier Roland and Jamie Lee Curtis will fill the role of Tannis, an archeologist on Pandora.
From PC-s to the big screen
The Borderlands video game series launched in 2009, with Gearbox Software and publisher 2K debuting the latest title, Borderlands 3, in September 2019. Avi Arad and Ari Arad are producing the feature adaptation via their Arad Productions banner. Erik Feig is producing through Picturestart.
Made in Hungary
Production will be shot in Hungary starting in the second quarter of 2021, serviced by MidAtlantic films, which is also the production service company for Marvel’s “Moon Knight”.