Jamie Lee Curtis has signed up to join Eli Roth’s adaptation of the popular video game ‘Borderlands’ at Lionsgate.
Curtis will play Tannis, based on the character Dr. Patricia Tannis, an archaeologist on the planet of Pandora, whose expertise could help lead to a mysterious vault filled with ancient alien technology. She has a tricky background with Blanchett’s character, Lilith.
Curtis joins Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart on the cast.
Eli Roth will helm the picture with Avi and Ari Arad producing through Arad Prods along with Erik Feig, who is also producing via his Picturestart banner. Craig Mazin has penned the latest screenplay draft.
“Working with the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis has been a life long dream of mine, and I am so excited for her to bring her humour, warmth and brilliance to the role of Tannis,” Roth said in a statement.
Having launched in 2009, ‘Borderlands’ is an open-world action role-playing first-person shooter video game. The game’s story focuses on a group of four “Vault Hunters”, who travel to the distant planet Pandora to hunt down an alien vault, rumoured to contain advanced alien technology, finding themselves battling the local wildlife and bandit population, but ultimately attempting to stop the head of a private corporation army from reaching the vault first.
Curtis was last seen in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ and ‘Halloween Kills’, She will next be seen in ‘Halloween Ends’ which currently is expected to release in 2022.