Kevin Hart has been announced for Lionsgate’s upcoming live action video game spin-off movie Borderlands, which is being directed by filmmaker Eli Roth and also stars Cate Blanchett as Lilith.

In a statement, Roth said: “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.”

Hart’s character is “a skilled ex-soldier turned mercenary”, who – in the game – used to be part of a highly trained private military force called Crimson Lance.

Rowland is highly skilled with a range of weapons, although prefers to use shotguns and rifles.

It’s unknown if the big screen adaptation will follow the source material of the original video game, which sees a group known as Vault Hunters travelling to a far off planet to find a vault thought to contain advanced alien technology.

The film version was first announced in February 2020, with Emmy Award-winning writer Craig Mazin – currently working on HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us’ series – attached to the script.

‘Borderlands’ was launched by Gearbox and 2K Games back in 2009 as an open world, first person shooter RPG.

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