Kevin Hart roped in to play Roland in Borderlands adaptation
The film is based on the 2009 action role-playing first-person shooter game about a group of four Vault Hunters
Kevin Hart joins Cate Blanchett in the film adaptation of the popular video game, Borderlands. Bankrolled by Lionsgate, Arad Productions and Picturestart, Borderlands will be directed by Death Wish-fame Eli Roth.
The film is based on the 2009 action role-playing first-person shooter game about 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. They find 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.
Hart will essay the role of Roland, a skilled ex-soldier-turned-mercenary in the adaptation.
"I'm thrilled to be working with Kevin. Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they've never seen before. He's going to be an amazing Roland," Roth said, in a statement.
Hart last appeared on the big screen in 2019's Jumanji: The Next Level and will next feature in the action-comedy Man From Toronto and Fatherhood.