Two-time Golden Globe winner Jamie Lee Curtis has come aboard the Eli Roth directed movie adaptation of the bestselling video game Borderlands, joining Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart.
Curtis will play Tannis, based on the character Dr. Patricia Tannis, an archeologist on the planet of Pandora, whose expertise could help lead to a mysterious vault filled with ancient alien technology. She has a tricky background with Blanchett’s character, Lilith.
“Working with the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis has been a life long dream of mine, and I am so excited for her to bring her humor, warmth and brilliance to the role of Tannis,” Roth said in a statement.
Curtis will play Tannis, an archeologist on Pandora who might have the key to finding the vault, but whose complicated history with Lilith (Blanchett) isn’t going to help.
“Jamie is unique in that her characters have depth and gravitas, but are also always hugely entertaining – she commands the screen,” said Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group President Nathan Kahane. “At this point, Jamie is like family to us — after bringing so much to “Knives Out” and hosting last summer’s ‘Lionsgate Live’ fundraiser to help theater workers, we could not be more thrilled to be working with her again.”
Avi Arad and Ari Arad are producing “Borderlands” via their Arad Productions banner. Erik Feig is producing through Picturestart. The executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.
Hungary’s top production service company, MidAtlantic Films‘ head of production services Adam Goodman talked previusly about how Hungary was adapting its services in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re opened up space for a Lionsgate film, “Borderlands”, we’re doing season three of Jack Ryan for Paramount TV, and we’re doing a Marvel project.” Goodman said.
Based on the PC and console gaming experience from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, the Lionsgate film is set in the distant future when four “vault hunters” travel to the distant planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault rumored to contain advanced technology.