Seemingly confirming earlier rumors, the Borderlands movie just added Cate Blanchett in the role of Lilith. The star is reuniting with Director Eli Roth after the two previously teamed up in The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Here’s what Roth said about adding Blanchett to the movie:
I’m so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in Borderlands. We had the most incredible collaboration together on The House with a Clock in Its Walls, and I believe there’s nothing she can’t do. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director’s dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale. Everyone brings their A-game to work with Cate, and I know together we’re going to create another iconic character in her already storied career.”
Since it’s only in the early stages of production, the Borderlands movie is still a long away, so it’ll be a while before we know if it’s any good. That said, it’s still quite exciting to get a little bit of casting info. Lilith is a pretty major character in the series, so having star power as powerful as Cate Blanchett behind the role is a good sign, and her involvement makes the wait that much worse.