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Kevin Hart Joins Borderlands Cast


Actor Kevin Hart has officially been cast in the upcoming Borderlands movie as an ex-soldier.

Video Game adaptations are steadily gaining in popularity and director Eli Roth has jumped on the bandwagon with his new Borderlands Movie project.

Kevin Hart has been cast as “Roland the soldier” Joining Cate Blanchett who is playing “Lilith the Siren” as one of the four original heroes of this popular game franchise. The other two heroes of course being “Brick the Berserker” and “Mordecai the Hunter”, who are yet to be announced.

Roland is an “ex-soldier turned mercenary” who was honourably discharged from the Crimson Lance military unit and has since turned to a life of loot-hunting with the help of shotguns, turrets, and assault rifles.

This role is more of a serious role than Hart has played in the past and it will be interesting to see how he fits into it. His roles are usually goofier and full of fun rather than a strong soldier type.

The casting was officially announced on Tuesday via The Hollywood Reporter, and it was noted that Kevin Hart has already starred in ten films that opened as Box office no.1’s.

Kevin Hart Joins Borderlands Cast

His most recent claim to fame was his role in the movie “Jumanji: The Next Level” which was released in 2019.

Eli Roth said in a statement concerning the casting “I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin. Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before.”

Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group added that “Kevin has been behind some of the world’s biggest blockbusters, and our source material is inspired by one of the world’s best-selling video games. We love the way our filmmaking team has adapted this story, and we couldn’t be in better creative hands.”

Borderlands has gained in popularity since its initial release in 2009, so much so that the series has sold over 66 million units.

The movie adaptation was initially discussed in 2015, since then Eli Roth was named director of the film in February of 2020, and Cate Blanchett was cast in the role of Lilith in May of 2020.

The movie is still in its pre-production phase and the release date has not been announced yet, but we will update you as soon as more news comes out.