The Borderlands Movie has cast several of the show’s best-known characters before, from Roland to Claptrap to Tiny Tina. The latest casting announcement, however, is about a mysterious new character that actress Haley Bennett has been asked to portray.
Bennett performed in the 2019s Swallow and appeared in films such as The Magnificent 7 (Emma Cullen), The girl on the train (Megan) and, more recently, Hillbilly Elegy (Lindsay) and The devil all the time (Charlotte). According to IGN, the only clue to Bennett’s character is that she’ll have some sort of important connection to Lilith. That’s an interesting clue, and it’s not surprising to see an original character appear in this thing, as video game adaptations tend to do.
Haley Bennett in “Swallow”
Borderlands is directed by Eli Roth and distributed by Lionsgate. It currently has no release window and is expected to start filming in Budapest this year after suffering pandemic-related setbacks since its announcement in February 2020. Several key characters in the Borderlands franchise have already found their performers; choices that, so far, seem to have polarized fans of the games. Here is a list of the actors confirmed so far:
Lilith – Cate Blanchett
Roland – Kevin Hart
Claptrap – Black Jack
Patricia Tannis – Jamie Lee Curtis
Tiny Tina – Arianna Greenblatt
War – Florian Munteanu
We still don’t know anything about what the plot will involve or who the villain will be (although you’d think it’ll be Handsome Jack, right?). The movie is live-action, but it’s unclear whether the movie will somehow incorporate the game’s signature cel-shaded aesthetic.
So Borderlands fans, what do you think of giving the franchise a new face. Any thoughts on Haley Bennett as an actress? What do you think of the cast confirmed so far? Sound off with these hot takes in the comments!