Skip to content

Florian Munteanu Cast As Krieg In Borderlands Movie


They have found “Krieg”. everyone’s favourite Psycho has been found and will be portrayed by Florian Munteanu.

The six playable characters on the Borderlands franchise are Roland, Gaige, Krieg, Athena,  Wilhelm, Jack, Aurelia. With the upcoming Borderlands movie in full production and Kevin Hart being cast as Roland, everyone was left wondering who would play the other characters. Well, we are happy to say they now have their “Krieg”.

Krieg is a playable “psycho class” character in Borderlands 2. He was born to a family of Bandits and his mother was hard on him as she viewed him as a weakling, in turn, he became the strongest member of his family on Pandora.

He and numerous other bandits were kidnapped and taken by Dr. Benedict, experimented on, and turned into “Psychos.” He endured a lot of torture and abuse where traits like self-harm, suicidal impulses, and reckless behavior were encouraged. His character slipped more and more into his mind as an “inner voice “as a means for Krieg’s sane side to maintain hope and the will to survive.

He eventually breaks out of the facility after learning that he was to be “disposed” of. Unfortunately by that point, Psycho Krieg became the dominant personality and Krieg could no longer communicate properly. Later on, he engages in vault hunter-esque activities and worked for the Crimson Raiders, such as aiding the needy and getting paid with loot.

Florian Munteanu Cast As Krieg In Borderlands Movie

Eli Roth who is directing the Borderlands movie said in his statement regarding the casting:

“Florian brings real humanity and multiple layers to a character who on the surface seems totally insane and brutally savage. Krieg was by far the most difficult role to cast, and Florian brought him to life and grounded him in a way that I didn’t know was possible. He’s going to be a brilliant Krieg and will fit in perfectly with our incredible cast.”

Florian Munteanu Cast As Krieg In Borderlands Movie

Florian Munteanu is a Romanian actor and fitness model born in Germany nicknamed “Big Nasty”, who started his career in 2016 in a cameo role of Razvan in the German short drama Bogat. He is the ambassador for SuperKombat (a fighting organization in Bucharest).

Although Munteanu hasn’t had much on screen time he has worked in two other movies namely: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and his most famous role in 2018 of “Viktor Drago” in Creed II.

It is unclear what part Krieg will play in the upcoming screen adaptation, we are excited to see that this integral part of the Borderlands franchise will be present.

The Borderlands movie was announced in February of last year and is being directed by Eli Roth. Stay tuned for more information as this story unfolds.