Hailee Steinfeld in Talks for ENDER'S GAME
True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld is currently in negotiations to take on the lead female lead in director Gavin Hood's adaptation of the awesome sci-fi classic Ender's Game. Asa Butterfield was just cast in the role of Ender, a gifted young gamer skilled in strategy and logistics who's recruited by the government to help battle an insect-like alien race. It seems like his casting has received a positive reception from fans.
According to Variety if Steinfeld is cast she will play the character Petra Arkanian, "the only girl in Salamander Army who quickly becomes Ender's ally and trusted right hand." Steinfeld is an incredible young actress that would do great in this role. It was also recently reported that Harrison Ford is being looked at for the role of Colonel Hyrum Graff, a character who trains the young male recruits at an elite military academy.
Hood is directing the movie from from his own script. It's really good to see that they are going out and looking for some awesomely good talent to fill the roles of these characters. I hope that they are able to close the deals on these casting efforts.
Summit Entertainment is co-financing the film with OddLot and the plan is to release the movie in the U.S. on March 15, 2013.
What are your thoughts on Steinfeld possibly taking on the part of Petra?