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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Eli Roth’s Borderlands Film as Dr. Tannis

Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Eli Roth’s Borderlands Film as Dr. Tannis

The Jamie Lee Curtis renaissance is far from over. Following her return to the Halloween franchise and her appearance in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Curtis has just landed her next high-profile film role. According to Collider, She is the latest addition to Eli Roth’s adaptation of Borderlands, based on the hit video game series.

Curtis will play Dr. Patricia Tannis, a vital character from all three games in the main Borderlands trilogy. Tannis is a scientist who specializes in archaeology, and she was once recruited by the Dahl corporation to find the Vault, a mythical cache of alien technology hidden somewhere on Pandora. Unfortunately, the planet’s harsh environment took a toll on her mental state. Tannis eventually lends her expertise to the game’s playable characters, who also go in search of the Vault.

Roth also released a new statement confirming Curtis’ casting:

“Working with the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis has been a life long dream of mine,” said Roth. “And I am so excited for her to bring her humor, warmth and brilliance to the role of Tannis.”

Currently, Curtis has two Halloween sequels on the docket: Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. Those films will hit theaters in October 2021 and October 2022, respectively. She previously had a major role on Fox’s Scream Queens from 2015 until 2016.

Roth’s Borderlands cast recently landed Kevin Hart as Roland and Cate Blanchett as Lilith, two playable characters from the original game. Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin wrote the script. Mazin is also working on another big-name video adaptation as the co-writer and executive producer of HBO’s The Last of Us TV series.

Lionsgate still hasn’t set a release date for Borderlands.

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