After nearly a month of negotiations, Summit Entertainment and director Gavin Hood have locked in three key actors for their upcoming adaptation of Ender's Game. Variety reports that deals have been finalized with Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin and True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld. They will be playing Colonel Hyram Graff, Valentine Wiggin and Petra Arkanian, respectively.
Here's how the casting sheet currently looks:
Asa Butterfield- Ender
Ben Kingsley- Mazer Rackham
Harrison Ford- Colonel Hyram Graff
Abigail Breslin- Valentine Wiggin
Hailee Steinfeld- Petra Arkanian
Aramis Knight as Bean
Khylin Rhambo- Dink
Moises Arias- Bonzo
Brendan Meyer- Stilson
Conor Carroll- Bernard
Jimmy Pinchak- Peter Wiggin
Suraj Parthasarathy- Alai
Helmer Gavin Hood is expected to begin production early next year in New Orleans. Set in Earth's Utopian future, "Ender's Game" is the story of a young boy, a genius strategist, who is drafted by the International Fleet to destroy the alien Formic race.
Ender's Game invades theaters on March 15, 2013.