According to a replacement report from Variety, the upcoming Borderlands film may need its Lilith. Cate Blanchett is reportedly in talks with Lionsgate to play the fan-favorite, fiery Siren Lilith.
Prior to this role, Blanchett has been appearing in film and television since the 1990s. She may be a seven-time Academy Award nominee and a two-time winner, including a win for “Best Actress” in 2014’s blue jessamine. Blanchett is additionally a three-time winner across three decades at the Golden Globe Awards, also as a three-time award winner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including as a part of the ensemble cast for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. She also appeared as Hela in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
The official Borderlands Twitter account weighed in on the report:
The Borderlands film is going to be directed by Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth and produced by longtime Marvel producers Avi Arad and Ari Arad through Arad Prods, also as intensify and that I Know What you probably did Last Summer producer Erik Feig through Picturestart, with the foremost recent script written by Emmy-winning Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin. Additionally, Gearbox President and CEO Randy Pitchford, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman, and CEO of Take-Two Interactive, are set to executive produce the project.
In a previous statement from Roth in February, the director praised Pitchford, Gearbox, and Lionsgate. “I’m so excited to dive into the planet of Borderlands and that I couldn’t be doing it with a far better script, producing team, and studio,” Roth said during a statement. “I have an extended, successful history with Lionsgate — I desire we’ve grown up together which everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition. I anticipate bringing my very own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the sport. Randy Pitchford and everybody at Gearbox is incredibly supportive of my ideas — it really seems like an ideal storm of creators coming together. We are bent make a replacement classic, one which the fans of the sport will love, but also one which can find new audiences globally.”
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