Janina Gavankar joins the Borderlands movie as a new character, Commander Knoxx

The Borderlands movie as added Janina Gavankar as a new character, Commander Knoxx, a member of the Crimson Alliance. The Indian-American actress has recently been seen in  Apple TV+’s The Morning Show while older viewers may remember her as Luna, a shapeshifter in HBO’s sexy vampire series True Blood.

Janina Gavankar strikes a pose

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Last week Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez was added to the cast and will be playing Deukalian Atlas, the Founder and CEO of the Atlas Corporation. You may recognise him as Detective Joe Mendoza from the utterly bonkers Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant TV series The Undoing.

A smouldering Edgar Ramirez

Last month the film, added Haley Bennett to cast but she will not be playing an established character in the Borderlands movie. Her character will be linked to Lilith, played by Cate Blanchett, and is an important part of her past. That could mean all sorts of things from being a family member, a rival, a former partner, or pretty much anything else.  Haley Bennett has starred in movies such as The Magnificent Seven, The Devil All The Time, The Red Sea Diving Resort, and most recently Hillbilly Elegy.

Alongside Haley Bennett and Cate Blanchett, the cast will include Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Jack Black as Claptrap, Kevin Hart as Roland, and Florian Munteanu as Krieg. Back in June 2019 Full Circle reported that Lilith will be the main protagonist in the movie but it’s unlikely Kevin Hart will be taking a backseat. A plot summary was also released last year.

The movie will find Lilith in the Atlas Corporation space prison when the CEO gives her the chance to earn her freedom by rescuing his daughter, the foul-mouthed Tiny Tina, on the planet Pandora. The mission takes an unexpected turn when it becomes clear that the little girl is the key to unlocking a valuable alien vault that Atlas wants all for itself.

Source: Deadline

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