Thor: Ragnarok star Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in Lionsgate’s Borderlands film.
Lionsgate is set to adapt the Borderlands video game for the big screen with director Eli Roth at the helm. Now, Variety reports that Cate Blanchette, who portrayed Hela in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, is in talks to portray Lilith in the Borderlands adaption.
The first Borderlands game center a group of “Vault Hunters” as they travel planet Pandora in search of an alien vault believed to contain advanced alien technology. Although they face threats from the planet’s wildlife and bandits, the Vault Hunters ‘ greatest foe is the head of a private corporation army, whom they try to stop from reaching the vault first. The character Cate Blanchette would play, Lilith, is a woman who operates as a “Siren” with spectral and cosmic powers.
Lionsgate’s Borderlands film will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad through Arad Production alongside Erik Feig, who will produce through his Picturestart banner. The most recent screenplay for Lionsgate’s Borderlands was penned by Craig Mazin, who previously won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Chernobyl.
Here is the official synopsis for Cate Blanchett’s Thor: Ragnarok:
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok“, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Thor: Ragnarok is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD.
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