The cast of the film Ender’s Game has added 3 new members! Variety reports that Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, and Abigail Breslin have officially signed on to the project. Ford will play Colonel Hyram Graff, Steinfeld will play Petra Arkanian and Breslin as Ender’s older sister, Valentine Wiggin.
The movie is being directed by Gavin Hood and is based on the novel by Orson Scott Card.
The story is set in a future utopian version of Earth. It follows a young boy who is a strategist of the genius level who becomes drafted by the International Fleet to battle and destroy to Formics. Formics are a dangerous alien race that threaten mankind. And if Ender fails, then Earth will be gone forever.
As of now this is the cast list for the film:
- Asa Butterfield – Ender
- Hailee Steinfeld – Petra Arkanian
- Brendan Meyer – Stilson
- Harrison Ford – Colonel Hyrum Graff
- Abigail Breslin – Valentine Wiggin
- Aramis Knight – Bean
- Moises Arias – Bonzo
- Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak – Peter Wiggin
- Suraj Parthasarathy –Alai
- Conor Carroll – Bernard
- Khylin Rhambo – Dink
- Ben Kingsley – Mazer Rackham
I’m personally a fan of Harrison Ford, so I think his inclusion in the movie will have a very positive impact on it. His villainous role in the movie What Lies Beneath was totally awesome! And of course, everyone knows him for his stellar performance in the Star Wars franchise as Han Solo. As a veteran actor, I’m sure he’ll be a good model and guide for the younger actors working on the project as well.
The team will start working early 2012 and is planning on a full release on March 15, 2013. We’ve quite a long wait until this movie is released, so there will be plenty of updates along the way so stay tuned!