What did it co-KABOOOOM!
Lionsgate has added Ariana Greenblatt to its star-studded adaptation of Gearbox’s Borderlands, with the young star having bagged the wild-eyed role of demolition expert Tiny Tina.
Greenblatt has worked in numerous Disney productions, and recently finished shooting drama 65 alongside Adam Driver. Most moviegoers, however, will know Greenblatt from Marvel’s 2018 comic-book epic Avengers: Infinity War, where she portrayed a younger version of galaxy guardian Gamora.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Borderlands director Eli Roth expressed his excitement in Greenblatt’s casting. “Ariana is a spectacular new talent in cinema,” said Roth. “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.”
Making her debut in 2012’s Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina is an NPC known for her unstable nature and love of all things explosive. Tina came into her own in DLC expansion Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep, where she took the mantle of Dungeon Master for a particularly over-the-top session of Pandora’s favorite RPG “Bunkers and Badasses”.
Greenblatt’s Tiny Tina will be featured alongside other Hollywood stars including Jamie Lee Curtis (Dr. Tannis), Cate Blanchett (Lillith), Kevin Hart (Roland), and most recently Jack Black as wacky-wheelin’ robot Claptrap. Shooting is set to begin soon, so the movie is still quite a way out. But with a great-looking cast and the capable eye of Roth behind the lens, Borderlands might be well worth a watch when it finally hits the big screen.