Kevin Hart Joins Cate Blanchett in the movie "Borderlands"

Kevin Hart will star in the Eli Roth-directed film Borderlands with Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett. The comedian and actor will play an “ex-soldier-turned-mercenary Roland. Hart shared the news on Instagram after closing a deal with Lionsgate to sign on as one of the cast. 

“This is a BIG one….So excited to be working with Cate Blanchett & Eli Roth on such an amazing project. “Borderlands” …..Wooooooow. God is gooooooood!!!!! Let’s goooooooo” #HustleHart


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“I’m thrilled to be working with Kevin,” said Roth in a statement. “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.”

The movie spins from the popular Borderlands video game that initially launched in 2009. Its latest title Borderlands 3, debuted in September 2019.

Hart’s most recent movie on the big screen was in 2019 with Jumanji: The Next Level. Other projects include the action-comedy Man From Toronto, also starring Woody Harrelson and Kaley Cuoco; he recently completed the film Fatherhood about “a man whose wife dies shortly after childbirth.” Late 2020, Hart debuted his Netflix comedy special, No F**s Given, filmed adequately from the comforts of his home, and at the beginning of this month, he inked a first-look deal with the streaming service

Borderlands is written by Emmy-winning Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin

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