Borderlands: Jack Black will be Claptrap in the live-action film

    Borderlands: Jack Black will be Claptrap in the live-action film

    In the last few minutes The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jack Black, the actor famous for School of Rock, Tenacious D and Jumaji - Welcome to the jungle, will play Claptrap in the live-action film of Borderlands, joining the cast consisting of Kate Blanchett in the role of Lilith, Kevin Hart in that of Roland e Jamie Lee Curtis in that of Dr. Patricia Harris. Jack Black will lend his voice to the iconic multipurpose robot featured in the action RPG video game series created by Gearbox Software, within the film directed by Eli Roth, already known for titles such as Hostel, The Green Inferno and Knock Knock, and produced by Avi Arad and Ari Arad, while the most recent version of the screenplay was written by Craig Mazin, famous for being the screenwriter of Chernobyl.

    Executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company, and Strauss Zelnick, president and CEO of Take-Two Interactive. Robert Melnik negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate. According to the latest statements released by the members of the development of the film, the filming of the title will begin shortly in Budapest and, at the moment the details on the plot have not yet been revealed and much of the cast still remains a mystery, the choices presented up to this point. moment seem to promise very well indeed. Nathan Kahane, president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said he was particularly proud of the choice of Jack Black for this role, calling him perfect and able to add the right amount of energy and comedy to the film.

    It's one of the biggest casting decisions we've ever made. Anyone who has ever seen him on the small and large screen knows perfectly well that Jack is the best choice for this part. We are thrilled that he will add his endless comedic energy and voice to our film.

    Jack Black will play Claptrap in the Borderlands movie.

    - Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 11, 2021

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