Borderlands Movie's Haley Bennet Shares First Look At The Script

Get a first glimpse at the script pages for the upcoming Borderlands film.

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Actress Haley Bennett (The Devil All the Time, Hillbilly Elegy), who plays an unspecified role in the upcoming Borderlands movie, has shared what looks to be a first look at the video game movie's script. Posting on Instagram, Bennett shared a photo of her script, which appears to be a draft dated March 31, 2021.

The image also reveals that the Borderlands film script has gone through a number of revisions, which is not uncommon. It says the original screenplay was written by Oren Uziel (The Cloverfield Paradox), based on Gearbox's video game. Craig Mazin, who wrote the Hangover sequels and HBO's Chernobyl, conducted the first revision. Tony Rettenmaier (Drone) and Juel Taylor (Creed II) then added more revisions. Finally, director Eli Roth appears to have had a hand in writing the Borderlands movie, too, as he is listed as the person who wrote the current revisions.

In Bennet's picture you can almost see some of the script on the page behind the cover, but it's too fuzzy to make out what any of the lines might be.

Bennet's role in the Borderlands movie remains unknown at this stage. IGN reported that Bennet's character will play a "key" role in the character Lilith's past. Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett will play Lilith in the movie.

The Borderlands movie has assembled a big cast of huge names including Jack Black as Claptrap, Kevin Hart as Roland, and Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, in addition to Blanchett as Lilith. Ariana Greenblatt, who played young Gamora in Avengers: Endgame, will play Tiny Tina. Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty) is lined up to play the villainous Atlas, while Janina Gavankar has been tapped to play Commander Knox.

Borderlands Movie Cast

  • Cate Blanchett -- Lilith
  • Jamie Lee Curtis -- Tannis
  • Edgar Ramirez -- Atlas
  • Jack Black -- Claptrap
  • Kevin Hart -- Roland
  • Ariana Greenblatt -- Tiny Tina
  • Florian Munteanu -- Kreig
  • Janina Gavankar -- Commander Knoxx
  • Olivier Richters -- Krom
  • Haley Bennett -- Unannounced new character

Recently, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford clarified that there is a distinction between what he called the Borderlands Cinematic Universe and the Borderlands Video Game Universe.

"We are authentic to characters, tone and style, but allow for independent storylines. The mediums are not the same, so the content should not be bound to the same rules," he said.

Pitchford also touched on the subject of whether or not the Borderlands movie is canon. It is canon, but only to the cinematic universe of Borderlands, he clarified.

"The movie is canon to the cinematic universe. The games are canon to the video game universe. There are parallels between them, but also differences. It's okay. Consider how Marvel has handled movies versus comic books for reference if this is hard for you to understand," he said on Twitter.

Filming on the Borderlands movie is expected to begin soon in Budapest, if it hasn't already.

As for the Borderlands game series, the Borderlands 3 Director's Cut released on April 8 following a delay related to the terrible storms in the studio's home state of Texas.

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