In May 2020, Lionsgate announced that Cate Blanchett will portray the infamous outlaw Lilith for director Eli Roth’s Borderlands film.
Based on the video game series of the same name by Gearbox Software. Filming has already started, though the science fiction action comedy film does not yet have a release date.
Cate Blanchett will star as Lilith in the American science fiction action comedy film Borderlands (Credit: Gearbox Software)
“I’m so lucky to have the amazing Cate Blanchett starring in Borderlands,” American film director Eli Raphael Roth said in a statement.
“We had the most incredible collaboration together on The House with a Clock in Its Walls, and I believe there’s nothing she can’t do. From drama to comedy and now action, Cate makes every scene sing. Working with her is truly a director’s dream come true, and I feel so fortunate that I get to do it again on an even bigger scale. Everyone brings their A-game to work with Cate, and I know together we’re going to create another iconic character in her already storied career.”
Many fans are concerned that the actress is too old for the role.
“I mean, I like Cate Blanchett, but doesn’t she seem a bit too old to be playing a young, badass, magic-wielding vault hunter? Unless the story takes place decades after Borderlands. Why not try for Daisy Ridley? Star Wars is over, she’s not doing anything,” a fan tweeted.
“All y’all saying “OLD” but Cate Blanchett is still smokin’ hot. Besides, cake on a ton of makeup like Hollywood knows how to do and she can look way younger,” another fan chimed in.
Cate Blanchett clips her blonde hair back at the 2016 Costume Designers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 23, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California (Credit: Brian To / WENN)
In February 2016, the then 46-year-old actress found time in her schedule to attend the Costume Designers Guild Awards and brought home the Lacoste Spotlight Award for her unparalleled talent and status within the costume design community.
Cate was impossible to ignore at the ceremony in a body-hugging Versace chainmail gown and lavish $1.5 million Tiffany & Co. diamond collar necklace.
Cate Blanchett wears a sleek Versace chainmail gown to the Costume Designers Guild Awards (Credit: Brian To / WENN)
Cate’s floor-length couture Versace gown was fitted around the waist and featured tiny black sequins that shimmered with Cate’s every movement.
The open-back dress also featured a thigh-high split and a modest neckline. Styling her wispy blonde locks in a loose updo, the Bob Dylan actress opted for minimal makeup.
The Australian superstar, who portrayed Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, accessorized with a bib-style diamond-encrusted Tiffany & Co. necklace.
Cate Blanchett shows off a diamond-encrusted bib-style Tiffany & Co. necklace (Credit: Brian To / WENN)
Thanks to the slit in Cate’s sparkling gown, we were able to catch a peek at her Christian Louboutin pumps. Although we can’t identify the specific style, there’s no mistaking those iconic red outsoles.
This particular pair featured black satin fabric, covered heels, wide cross-over straps with side cutouts, and about 4.5-inch heels.
Cate Blanchett’s feet in satin Christian Louboutin heels (Credit: Brian To / WENN)