Borderlands Movie Taps Jack Black To Voice Claptrap
The live-action Borderlands movie – like Thanos – is inevitable, much to the building dread from fans of the Gearbox Software video game series. Directed by Eli Roth, the film has begun amassing its cast in earnest, though very few of the casting choices made thus far make any sense whatsoever. Thankfully that appears to have changed a bit, as Jack Black has officially been cast in the role of Claptrap.
As reported by Variety, Jack Black has been cast as the voice of Claptrap in the live-action movie adaptation of Borderlands. Black joins the cast that includes Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Kevin Hart as Roland, and the recently announced Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Tannis. The film will serve to reunite director Eli Roth with Black and Blanchett, who worked with him on the 2018 comedy The House With a Clock in Its Walls. “I am so excited to reunite with Jack, this time in the recording booth,” Roth said.
Claptrap is the funniest character in the game, and Jack is perfect to bring him to the big screen.”
While Borderlands fans everywhere are breathing a deserved sigh of relief, apparently the decision to cast Jack Black as Claptrap was a “no-brainer,” according to Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Nathan Kahane. “We couldn’t have been more in sync with our filmmakers and casting executives as we approached this role,” Kahane said. “Everyone who’s ever played the game knows Jack is perfect for this part. We’re thrilled he will add his endless comic energy and voice to our film — he’ll bring so much to the movie.”
The live-action Borderlands movie is set to begin filming in Budapest soon.
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