Just about every halfway popular young adult fantasy or sci-fi book gets pick up Hollywood nowadays, in the hope it’ll become the next Twilight. However the vast majority disappear into the development pile, never to be heard of again.
One that does look like it’s going ahead is Ender’s Game, which already has Asa Butterfield signed for the lead role, is looking at the likes of Harrison Ford and now Variety reports that True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to join the movie.
The film opens 70 years after a horrific alien war. Butterfield will play the title character, a gifted young gamer skilled in strategy and logistics who’s recruited by the government to help battle an insect-like alien race. Steinfeld would play Petra Arkanian, the only girl in Salamander Army, who quickly becomes Ender’s ally and trusted right hand.
Gavin Hood will be directing the film from a script he wrote, which is adapted from Orson Scott Card’s award-winning novel.
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