Ramirez to play Atlas in Borderlands movie

7 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez has been tapped to star opposite Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black in the upcoming movie adaptation of popular video game Borderlands.

According to Variety, Ramirez will play the role of business titan and arms manufacturer Atlas, the most powerful person in the game’s universe.

Filmmaker Eli Roth is directing the movie from a script by Emmy-winning Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin.

“What an incredible honour to have an actor of Edgar’s caliber, talent, and charisma playing opposite Cate Blanchett and this remarkable cast. Atlas has to be a truly magnetic personality, someone with charisma and charm but that air of menace underneath it all,” Roth said.