Hailee Steinfeld added to Ender's Game cast

She'll battle insect aliens

After nabbing Hugo's Asa Butterfield for the lead role in Ender's Game, director Gavin Hood has added another to his cast.

Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to play Petra Arkanian in the long-anticipated adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 science fiction novel.

Oscar-nominated for her performance in True Grit, Steinfeld will play one of the few girls recruited to train to fight aliens.

She will befriend Ender at the Battle School where they will learn the techniques needed to save the world from an anticipated third invasion of the insect-like aliens.

There have also been whispers that Harrison Ford is in the running to play Battle School trainer Colonel Hyrum Graff after Viggo Mortensen passed on the role.

Ender's Game has been given a 15 March 2013 release date.

What do you think of the cast so far for Ender's Game? Is there anyone else you would like to see take on the aliens? Comment now!


    • FBALee

      Dec 3rd 2011, 15:11

      Hahaha, I was going to point out that 2012 error as well. Oh well, Total Film, I'll still love and trust you.

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    • MattMaytum

      Dec 4th 2011, 14:48

      ^ Oops, that would've been a pretty quick turnaround time, even by today's standards. Amended now.

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