Borderlands movie casts Ariana Greenblatt as the explosive Tiny Tina


What did it co-KABOOOOM!

Lionsgate has added Ariana Greenblatt to its star-studded adaptation of Gearbox's Borderlands, with the young star having bagged the wild-eyed role of demolition expert Tiny Tina.

Greenblatt has worked in numerous Disney productions, and recently finished shooting drama 65 alongside Adam Driver. Most moviegoers, however, will know Greenblatt from Marvel's 2018 comic-book epic Avengers: Infinity War, where she portrayed a younger version of galaxy guardian Gamora.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Borderlands director Eli Roth expressed his excitement in Greenblatt's casting. "Ariana is a spectacular new talent in cinema," said Roth. "She has already worked with many of my close collaborators and everyone raves about her. 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. She’s going to blow up on screen like one of Tina’s grenades."

Making her debut in 2012's Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina is an NPC known for her unstable nature and love of all things explosive. Tina came into her own in DLC expansion Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon's Keep, where she took the mantle of Dungeon Master for a particularly over-the-top session of Pandora's favorite RPG "Bunkers and Badasses".

Greenblatt's Tiny Tina will be featured alongside other Hollywood stars including Jamie Lee Curtis (Dr. Tannis), Cate Blanchett (Lillith), Kevin Hart (Roland), and most recently Jack Black as wacky-wheelin' robot Claptrap. Shooting is set to begin soon, so the movie is still quite a way out. But with a great-looking cast and the capable eye of Roth behind the lens, Borderlands might be well worth a watch when it finally hits the big screen.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Borderlands 3   (180)   From our database:

  • Janina Gavankar joins Borderlands movie as new character Commander Knoxx - Chris Moyse
  • 2K says that Borderlands 3 isn't coming to Switch, PEGI rating was an error - Chris Carter
  • Borderlands movie casts villain, will remain 'authentic to characters, tone and style' - Chris Moyse
  • Borderlands 3 is bringing back the Eridium bonus event, and expanding the reward system - Chris Carter
  • Here's how Borderlands 3's Diamond Keys and Vault Cards work - Chris Carter
  • Borderlands 3 Director's Cut DLC pushed back to April 8 - Jordan Devore
  • Borderlands movie casts Ariana Greenblatt as the explosive Tiny Tina - Chris Moyse
  • Borderlands 3 Director's Cut DLC includes an 'invincible' raid boss, story missions, and Vault Cards - Jordan Devore
  • Jamie Lee Curtis on board for Borderlands movie - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #2K Games #adaptation #Borderlands #Hollywood #Movies



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!