Ariana Greenblatt has joined the A-list cast of Borderlands, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the popular video game being directed by Eli Roth.
Greenblatt joins Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Jack Black in the project that brings to live Gearbox Software and 2K’s first-person shooter game that features a motley group that travels to a distant planet search of fables riches and alien technology.
Greenblatt will play Tiny Tina, an unstable 13-year-old explosive expert. Blanchett is Lilith, a woman with great superpowers, Hart is legendary thief Roland, Curtis is archeologist and scientist Dr. Tannis, while Black is Claptrap, an enthusiastic robot.
“Ariana is a spectacular new talent in cinema,” Roth said in a statement. “She has already worked with many of my close collaborators and everyone raves about her. She blew us all away in her audition, and I cannot wait to see her bring the wild, insane and unpredictable Tiny Tina to the big screen. She’s going to blow up on screen like one of Tina’s grenades.”
Greenblatt appeared in Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle and played a young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War. Last year she had a career high when she starred in Disney’s The One and Only Ivan and co-starred in Paramount’s post-apocalyptic love story Love and Monsters. Among her coming work is a role in Warner Bros.’s musical, In the Heights, which is due to open June 18, and a voice role in DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby: Family Business. She also just wrapped 65, Sony’s Sam Raimi produced sci-fi thriller in which she stars with Adam Driver.
Craig Mazin wrote the latest draft of Borderlands. The feature is being produced by Avi Arad and Ari Arad via their Arad Productions along with Erik Feig of Picturestart. Greenblatt is repepd by Paradigm, Mosaic, and Schreck Rose.