Jack Black is set to play snarky robot Claptrap in the upcoming Borderlands movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Variety, and other publications. He joins what’s turning out to be an all-star cast, which also includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, and Cate Blanchett.
The movie will be directed by Eli Roth, who most recently directed The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which Blanchett and Black also starred in. “I am so excited to reunite with Jack, this time in the recording booth,” he said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Claptrap is the funniest character in the game, and Jack is perfect to bring him to the big screen.”
If you ask me, Black’s wild exuberance is a perfect match for the robot’s quippy in-game…
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Author: Jay Peters