With Eli Roth’s upcoming Borderlands movie adaptation having already amassed quite the impressive cast, the picture has now added Edgar Ramirez to its ranks.
Via Deadline, The Undoing star has signed on to play Atlas in Roth’s film. Seemingly playing the man behind the Atlas organisation of the Borderlands video game franchise, this character is pegged as a business titan, arms manufacturer and the most powerful person in the entire world.
On this news, Roth enthused, “We want to create something wild, fun and very different from anything they’ve seen from Edgar before. I am so, so excited to work with him.”
Edgar Ramirez joins a cast that currently features Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr Patricia Tannis, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jack Black as Claptrap, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg and an unknown role for Haley Bennett.
The official synopsis for this Borderlands effort reads:
In the movie, Lilith, 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. Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland, a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina, a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg, Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis, the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap, 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.
At this stage, Borderlands has yet to have a release date announced.