More star power comes to Eli Roth’s upcoming film adaptation of 2K’s Borderlands universe, as Little Gamora actress and Avengers: Infinity War star Ariana Greenblatt has been cast in the role of Tiny Tina for the upcoming Borderlands Movie!
Here’s the tweet from Gearbox themselves announcing the young actresses’ casting.
Just announced! Ariana Greenblatt is bringing Pandora's most gifted explosive expert to life as Tiny Tina in the upcoming Borderlands Movie!
— GearboxOfficial (@GearboxOfficial) March 1, 2021
In a statement, Roth expressed nothing but excitement for Greenblatt’s casting as one of the popular NPC characters from the Borderlands franchise.
“Ariana is a spectacular new talent in cinema. She has already worked with many of my close collaborators and… She blew us all away in her audition, and I cannot wait to see her bring the wild, insane, and unpredictable Tiny Tina to the big screen.”
As an NPC that has appeared throughout the series, Tiny Tina is described as an “unstable thirteen-year-old explosives expert” who is on a quest for revenge for the death of her parents. Greenblatt, who played the young Gamora in flashbacks and during the Mind Stone scene with Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, will be joining another stellar cast of stars that already includes Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Hart.
Speaking of castings, Jack Black is taking on the role ClapTrap on the film.