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The cast of the film adaptation to Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is starting to fill out. As we had previously reported Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as ender and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) are locked in. Joining him now is fellow child phenom Abigail Breslin (Zombieland) and someone you might recognize from another space opera know as Star Wars. Harrison ‘Freakin Ford! Sure its been a rumor for awhile but it is official now.

Also cast are some names I am to lazy to google, but am sure all are fine actors. Aramis Knight, Moises Arias, Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak, Suraj Parthasarathy, Conor Carroll and Khylin Rhambo.

Here’s the synopsis if you are new to this Ender’s Game:

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

Summit Entertainment is co-financing with Oddlot Entertainment and the plan is to have it on the big screen March 15th 2013.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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