Lionsgate has tapped Edgar Ramirez to play the function of “business titan and arms manufacturer” Atlas in the upcoming Borderlands movie, the corporate introduced in a press launch.

“What an incredible honor to have an actor of Edgar’s caliber, talent, and charisma playing opposite Cate Blanchett and this remarkable cast,” stated director Eli Roth. “Atlas has to be a truly magnetic personality, someone with charisma and charm but that air of menace underneath it all. I’ve been a fan of Edgar’s since his early performances and he continues to amaze me with each dramatic turn. We want to create something wild, fun, and very different from anything they’ve seen from Edgar before. I am so, so excited to work with him.”

Lionsgate additionally launched the film’s plot. A synopsis is as follows:

Two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett groups up with Kevin Hart in director Eli Roth’s Borderlands. Lilith (Blanchett), an notorious outlaw with a mysterious previous, reluctantly returns to her residence planet of Pandora to seek out the lacking daughter of the universe’s strongest S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith kinds an alliance with an surprising group – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now determined for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a persistently wiseass robotic. These unlikely heroes should battle alien monsters and harmful bandits to seek out and defend the lacking lady, who could maintain the important thing to unimaginable energy. The destiny of the universe could possibly be in their palms – however they’ll be combating for one thing extra: one another.

Borderlands film has but to be dated.

[Source: Variety]