It’s official. Cate Blanchett has closed a deal to star in Eli Roth’s upcoming movie adaptation of the video game, Borderlands.
According to the report, the 51-year-old actress will play Lilith, a legendary thief armed with magical skills.
For those who don’t know, Blanchett and Roth previously worked together on the fantasy-adventure film, The House With a Clock in Its Walls.
In a statement to the media, Roth expressed how excited he was to have Blanchett on the team…
I’m so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in ‘Borderlands.’ We had the most incredible collaboration together on ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls,’ and I believe there’s nothing she can’t do. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director’s dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale.
No word on when production is expected to begin, but we will keep you posted.
In the past, video game adaptations have not been received well, but perhaps Roth can crack it.