Lionsgate announced today the Edgar Ramirez has joined the cast of Eli Roth‘s film adaptation of Gearbox Software’s bestselling video game Borderlands. Odds are, you’ll Ramirez who starred in films such as Gold, Point Break, Wrath of the Titans, and the 2014 supernatural horror Deliver Us from Evil. Ramirez will play the role of Atlas, a business titan and arms manufacturer, the most powerful person in the universe.
Ramirez joins the previously announced cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Haley Bennett, and Jack Black.
In Borderlands, “Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a wiseass robot. These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other.” Movieweb reports.
The adaptation was written by two-time Emmy-winner Craig Mazin. The movie is produced by Avi Arad and Ari Arad under their Arad Production banner. Erik Feig is producing for Picturestart. Gearbox Entertainment founder Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the games will executive produce the movie with Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.
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