Even though I’m still convinced this adaptation is going to be terrible, the Ender’s Game casting choices (like Oldboy‘s here today gone tomorrow roster) are making a strong case otherwise. Variety has confirmed the long gestating rumor that Harrison Ford will be playing Colonel Hyram Graff, the man who shows Ender what Battle School is all about.
Also joining the cast is another past Oscar-nominee, Abigail Breslin, as Ender’s sister Valentine Wiggin. If there was somehow a way for Chloe Moretz to be cast in this film, something would probably explode. Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak (Away We Go) has been cast as Ender’s older brother Peter.
And finally, a number of young supporting roles for kids at the school have also been announced: Aramis Knight as Bean, Moises Arias as Ender’s antagonistic rival Bonzo de Madrid , Suraj Parthasarathy as one of Ender’s first allies conveniently named Alai, Conor Carroll as the bullying Bernard and Khylin Rhambo as another ally of Ender’s.
And you all probably knew this already, but just to recap, they’ll all be joining Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian and Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham. The classic sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card is set in a future where Earth is at war with an insectoid species. In preparation for a third invasion, intellectually gifted children are recruited and trained at an international ‘Battle School’ to one day become fleet commanders. As the students are given military training through zero-gravity battles and 3D simulations, Ender Wiggin emerges as the most talented student and the best hope for Earth’s survival. The film is being directed by Gavin Hood and the anticipated release date is March 15, 2013.
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After tragically losing his childhood innocence by watching Steven Seagal kick a man under a train in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Tarun emerged from the shadows to graduate from NYU with a degree in Film & English and become a mild-mannered New York City assistant by day and a… More »
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