This just in- sounds like we know the next actor joining Eli Roth‘s upcoming live-action film adaptation of Gear Box’s hugely popular “Borderlands” franchise.
Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu (“Creed II“) has reportedly signed on to play Kreig.
Writer / director Roth said this of the casting news:
“Florian brings real humanity and multiple layers to a character who on the surface seems totally insane and brutally savage. Krieg was by far the most difficult role to cast, and Florian brought him to life and grounded him in a way that I didn’t know was possible. He’s going to be a brilliant Krieg and will fit in perfectly with our incredible cast.”
Kreig is bodyguard for teenage explosives expert Tiny Tina, and we’re pretty excited to see Florian (6′ 4) next to Ariana Greenblatt (4′ 2).
Jack Black will be lending his voice to Claptrap, Jamie Lee Curtis will be playing Dr. Tannis, Kevin Hart will be “Borderlands 2” character Roland (described as a skilled ex-soldier turned mercenary), and Cate Blanchett will be Lilith.
“Chernobyl” scribe Craig Mazin wrote the most recent “Borderlands” script for the Lionsgate release, and that’s about all we know at this point.