The actor will join the previously cast Cate Blanchett, Jamie-Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in the action movie.
The dawn of the video game movie is upon us once again - hopefully this time bringing with it some decent adaptations. One such title that we are looking forward to is Eli Roth's 'Borderlands' movie, which has now cast Edgar Ramirez as the villain.
Ramirez will join Cate Blanchett as Lilith, the movie's main antagonist; Jamie-Lee Curtis as Tannis; Kevin Hart as Roland; Jack Black as Claptrap; Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina; and Florian Munteanu as Krieg. Haley Bennett will also play a pivotal role in the movie.
The casting of Edgar Ramirez as the movie's antagonist was shared online very recently. The actor, who starred in HBO's 'The Undoing' and Netflix's 'Yes Day', will play the role of Atlas. He is a wealthy arms manufacturer and the most powerful person in the 'Borderlands' universe. In the video game series, Atlas is the name of the interplanetary megacorporation.
According to ComicBook, the movie's official synopsis has also been revealed. It reads: "Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a persistently wiseass robot.
"These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other."
Eli Roth ('Cabin Fever') is directing the 'Borderlands' movie, with Craig Mazin ('Chernobyl') writing the script, and Avi Arad ('Spider-Man') and Ari Arad ('Iron Man') as producers.
No release date has yet been set for the futuristic shoot-em-up.