Borderlands Movie Casts Five More Actors
Benjamin Byron Davis, Gina Gerson, and others have been added to the growing cast of The Borderlands Movie.
The Borderlands film is coming together, and with the inclusion of five new cast members, it’s shaping up to be a must-see. The movie adaptation of the popular game franchise Borderlands is being directed by Eli Roth and written by Craig Mazin.
The cast includes some big names like Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Jamie Lee Curtis to name a few.
The newest members of the cast are:
Benjamin Byron Davis – Marcus
Davis has appeared on Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls, Windfall, MADtv, Six Feet Under, among other series and has also acted on stage, but is maybe best known for his voiceover work as Dutch van der Linde in Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Charles Babalola – Hammerlock
Babaloba hails from England and has appeared in such titles as The Legend Of Tarzan, Gretel & Hansel, and various TV shows such as Black Mirror, The Coroner, and Endeavour.
Cheyenne Jackson – Jakobs
Jackson is an actor/singer who hails from the U.S. and has an extensive musical and acting career appearing in film, on the stage as well as having a successful musical career. He played as Rocky in The Rocky Horror picture show as well as Tony in the West Side Story on stage. His film career includes such films as United 93, Curiosity, and starred in the HBO biopic of Liberace, Behind the Candelabra, with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
Gina Gershon – Moxxi
Gina L Gershon is an American actress who has a career spanning over three decades and has appeared in such films as Sweet Revenge, Cocktail, Face/Off, and more recently The Mimic and Don’t Look Up.
Steven Boyer – Scooter
Also known as Steve Boyer is an American stage and television actor, comedian, and musician, who is a well-known broadway actor and has played alongside John Lithgow in Trial & Error. He has also had some small parts in The Good Wife, Law&Order and Orange is The New Black with a recurring role in and Jerry Gorsch in Chicago Fire.
Fans of the franchise would most likely recognize several characters’ names, but many are skeptical since Eli Roth’s adaptation is said to be unfaithful to the game series.
The official plot of the movie is as follows: “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 persistent 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.”
The Borderlands franchise began in October of 2009 and has since captured the imagination of many, amassing a sizable following. The franchise is known for its fantastical characters, and fans are hoping that these actors will bring them to life and thrill as much as their video game counterparts.