Asa Butterfield

We may have another one on board for Ender’s Game!  Hailee Steinfeld is presently in talks with the studios to play the lead female role of Petra Arkanian in the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s book.  She is best known for her role in True Grit as Mattie Ross.

Reported by Variety:

Hailee Steinfeld is in negotiations to star as the female lead in OddLot Entertainment’s sci-fi ENDER’S GAME. Steinfeld is in talks to play Petra Arkanian, the only girl in Salamander Army who quickly becomes Ender’s ally and trusted right hand.


If she ends up taking the role, she’ll be working alongside Asa Butterfield and Gavin Hood.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Asa Butterfield, the star of the movie Hugo, has been offered the starring role in the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s sci-fi novel.  Butterfield will play the character of Ender in Ender’s Game.  

… I’m a little distracted by the fact that this kid’s name reminds me of a particular porn star. But then I feel like a total fuckin’ creep because he’s only 14. (But Asa Akira is still fuckin’ hot.)

Anyway.  Back to the topic at hand.  Ender’s Game will be directed by Gavin Hood (of Wolverine).  Summit Entertainment has set the release date for March 15, 2013.

What do you guys think about this casting choice?

The fact that this book will finally be adapted into a movie is pretty exciting, and Orson Scott Card has assuaged some of his fans’ fears of the typical Hollywood butcherfest in his letter to Geek Tyrant.