Cate Blanchett Lands Lead Role in Video Game Adaptation 'Borderlands'

The 'Thor: Ragnarok' actress is expected portray a superhuman, one of the main protagonists in the upcoming big-screen adaptation which will be directed by Eli Roth.

AceShowbiz - Cate Blanchett is reportedly set to star in the new movie adaptation of hit science-fiction video game "Borderlands".

Sources tell Variety the "Thor: Ragnarok" star is in talks to star as another superhuman by playing Lilith in the film, which will be directed by "Hostel" filmmaker Eli Roth.

Lilith is one of the main playable protagonists in the original 2009 game, being one of only six women in the galaxy in the superhuman siren class.

Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for his work on the "Chernobyl" mini-series, has penned the latest screenplay draft.

"Borderlands" is a role-playing game set on the frontier of a science-fiction universe on the planet of Pandora, a world which has been abandoned by a mega-corporation.

The game and follow-up instalments, the latest of which, "Borderlands 3", was released in September 2019, have sold more than 57 million copies worldwide.

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