Jack Black is ready to play the snarky robotic Claptrap within the upcoming Borderlands film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Variety, and different publications. He joins what’s turning out to be an all-star solid, which additionally contains Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, and Cate Blanchett.
The film can be directed by Eli Roth, who most just lately directed The Home with a Clock in Its Partitions, which Blanchett and Black additionally starred in. “I’m so excited to reunite with Jack, this time within the recording sales space,” he mentioned in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter. “Claptrap is the funniest character within the recreation, and Jack is ideal to carry him to the massive display.”
In the event you ask me, Black’s wild exuberance is an ideal match for the robotic’s quippy in-game persona. In the event you haven’t performed the Borderlands collection earlier than, simply watch this compilation of a few of Claptrap’s greatest quotes from the second recreation to get an thought of the function Black is gearing up for.
The Borderlands film adaptation has been within the works since 2015. Blanchett is ready to play Lilith, Curtis will play Tannis, and Kevin Hart will play Roland. Craig Mazin, who co-created Chernobyl and is a author and government producer on HBO’s tackle The Final of Us, is writing the Borderlands script.
And talking of The Final of Us, the casting for Joel and Ellie was simply introduced on Wednesday: Pedro Pascal (who performs the titular character in The Mandalorian) will play Joel, and Bella Ramsey (who starred because the beloved Lyanna Mormont in Sport of Thrones) will play Ellie.