Borderlands movie: Janina Gavankar plays redesigned character

Borderlands movie: Janina Gavankar plays redesigned character

Borderlands movie

The cast list for the film adaptation of Borderlands is getting longer and longer. Hollywood greats like Cate Blanchett (Lilith), Jamie Lee Curtis (Dr. Patricia Tanis), Kevin Hart (Roland) and Jack Black (Claptrap) have already been confirmed. Edgar Ramirez (Atlas), Haley Bennett (unknown), Olivier Richters (Krom), Ariana Greenblatt (Tiny Tina) and Florian Munteanu (Krieg) will also be seen in other roles. Battlefront 2 star Janina Gavankar joins this illustrious list. The American actress is known to game fans for her role as Iden Versio in the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 campaign. She also starred in True Blood, Detective Laura Diamond and Sleepy Hollow.

In the Borderlands film adaptation, Gavankar will slip into the role of Commander Knoxx. A character newly created for the film, but whose name should still sound familiar to players. In a DLC of the first Borderlands everything revolves around a certain General Knoxx, the father of the character played by Gavankar. Just like her dad, daughter Knoxx joins the Crimson Lance, the private arms of Atlas Corporation. "She is, in a word, badass," writes Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford about the role on his Twitter channel.

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Janina Gavankar joins Eli Roth’s Borderlands film adaptation


Deadline has revealed a new piece of casting to Eli Roth’s upcoming Borderlands film adaptation as Janina Gavankar (The Morning Show) is set to star in the film.


Gavankar will portray a new character to the franchise named Commander Knoxx in what is said to be a key role. She stars alongside Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jack Black as Claptrap, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg, Haley Bennett as a newly created character who is key to Lilith’s past, and Edgar Ramirez as the villainous Atlas.

Gavankar’s previous roles include 2018’s Blindspotting and the television series True Blood and Sleepy Hollow. She also starred as the lead character in the campaign for Star Wars: Battlefront II as an Imperial Commando who led Inferno Squad, but defected to the Rebellion in the months after the Empire’s defeat in Return of the Jedi. Gavankar will be seen onscreen again later this year in Amazon’s Invasion opposite Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer.

The Borderlands movie is set to be directed by Eli Roth with Avi and Ari Arad producing along with Erik Feig, executive producer of the video game franchise and founder of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford will serve as executive producer on the adaptation. Craig Mazin, who won an Emmy for writing Chernobyl, has written the latest draft for the film.


Lilith (Blanchett), 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 (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), 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.


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