Hailee Steinfeld (TRUE GRIT) is in talks to star in ENDER'S GAME, reports Variety. She would play the only female member of the Salamander Army, Petra Arkanian. Steinfeld would star opposite Asa Butterfield. Harrison Ford is being sought for Colonel Hyrum Graff.
Based on Orson Scott Card's novel, the story follows young super-intelligent gamers who are recruited to use simulators to fight back against alien attackers.
Gavin Hood (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) is the director and writer. K/O Paper Products' Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, Odd Lot’s Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough, Card and Lynn Hendee are producing. VFX firm Digital Domain is co-funding the production.
Summit Ent. has set March 15, 2013 for the film's release.