The Morning Show actress Janina Gavankar has joined Eli Roth’s adaptation of popular video game Borderlands at Lionsgate. Gavankar will play Commander Knoxx, a new and important character in the film.
Borderlands follows Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to locate the lost daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an unlikely alliance with an unexpected team to help her. There is Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary seeking redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a wild pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’ musclebound rhetorically trouble protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a shaky hold on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a persistent wiseass robot. These unlikely heroes must fight against alien monsters and deadly robbers in order to locate and defend the lost child, who could hold the secret to unfathomable strength. The destiny of the world may be in their hands, but they’ll be fighting over something more important: each other.
Last Year, the Indian actress, filmmaker, and musician launched the short film Stucco that she co-wrote, co-directed, and produced. The short film won a special jury award at SXSW and is one of the festival’s most-watched with over 33 million views. Stucco delves into mental health, depression, and the sensation of being stuck.