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Janina Gavankar Cast As New Character In Borderlands Movie


Janina Gavankar of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 fame has joined the cast of the upcoming Borderlands movie as an all new character.

Janina Gavankar is an American actress most famous for her roles in Star Wars: Battlefront II, True Blood, sleepy hollow, and the L word among others with a career spanning two decades.

The talented Gavankar has landed a role in the much -anticipated Borderlands movie as a brand-new character created just for the movie, Commander Knoxx a member of Atlas’ private army the Crimson Lance…

Although the character is all-new she will be related to an existing character from the Borderlands franchise namely General Knoxx. Gavankar will play as General Knoxx’s daughter, General Knoxx of course being the star of The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC for the first Borderlands.

Janina Gavankar started her career in a short film in 2001 called “Why Is God…”, and has had a very successful career ever since.

Appearing in such films as Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Shattered!,  Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, Think Like a Man Too, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, and invasion among others. She is a noted video game fan and has even made uncredited appearances in The Mandalorian as a puppeteer.

For the Borderlands movie, she will be joined by a star-studded cast including Jamie Lee Curtis, Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Ariana Greenblatt, Haley Bennett, Florian Munteanu, and Edgar Ramirez.

Janina Gavankar Cast As New Character In Borderlands Movie

The plot will basically centre around Lilith who will form a team of wayward Vault Hunters to rescue Atlas’ missing daughter. The Vault Hunters work as Soldiers for hire in the outer rim of the galaxy run by militarized corporations. The Borderlands movie will be set on the wasteland world of Pandora from the games. The movie is being produced by Eli Roth, based on the screenplay by Craig Mazin.

Craig Mazin is also currently working on HBO’s live-action The Last Of Us series that will star Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Pedro Pascal as Joel.

The Borderlands movie is already shaping up to be something spectacular with a cast that is filled with talented actors, directors, and screenwriters. Randy Pitchford who is the CEO of Gearbox entertainment stated about  Gavankar’s character: ” She is, in a word, badass”.

You can read his full tweet below:

The film has not got a set release date as of yet but fans of the Borderland’s game franchise are anticipating the release of the film with bated breath.