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Hailee Steinfeld Will Play 'Ender's Game'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 2, 2011 12:15 PM
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It's kind of shocking that we haven't heard more from Hailee Steinfeld, who swept us off our feet last year in The Coen Brothers' "True Grit" remake, going from virtual unknown to critical darling. But maybe she was just biding her time, as Variety is reporting she's about to land a plum role - that of Petra Arkanian, the female lead in OddLot Entertainment's big budget adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi epic "Ender's Game." According to Variety, she'll be playing "a gifted young gamer skilled in strategy and logistics who's recruited by the government to help battle an insect-like alien race." So, are we sure this isn't just a fancy remake of "WarGames"?

Harrison Ford Among Older Actors Sought For 'Ender's Game'; Asa Butterfield Locked In

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2011 11:49 PM
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So is Harrison Ford a gift or a curse these days? The actor hasn't had a hit film -- that didn't involve carrying a whip once again -- in over a decade. You'd have to go all the way back to 2000's "What Lies Beneath." Since then it's been a string of underperforming and just plain bad films in almost every genre imaginable, from heartwarming drama ("Extraordinary Measures"), genre thrillers ("Firewall"), comedy ("Morning Glory") and blockbuster tentpoles ("Cowboys & Aliens"). But that said, he is Indiana Jones and Han Solo, so that will always carry a certain amount of weight.

Gavin Hood Picks 'Hugo' Star Asa Butterfield To Headline Adaptation Of 'Ender's Game'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2011 7:51 PM
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Casting is always a difficult proposition, but doubly so when it comes to finding an actor or actress on the younger end of the scale; picking a fledgling young star who doesn't come across as being too precious, while still being able to sell potentially difficult material. And it's triply difficult when you're working from well-established material, with all the preconceived notions that might be in place for an audience. These are the difficulties that director Gavin Hood has been faced with for his new film, "Ender's Game."

Summit Grabs Release Dates For 'Red 2,' 'Warm Bodies,' 'Ender's Game,' 'Now You See Me,' Others

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 25, 2011 7:26 AM
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Even though they've had a quiet year, with "Source Code" and "50/50" being their biggest hits, Summit is merely laying low, with two larger efforts slotted for Christmas time releases: "The Darkest Hour," and some obscure vampire film about marriages and babies. It makes sense that the next step is for the studio to go from mini-major to major, and they're doing that in a big way today, announcing release dates for a few pretty large upcoming films.

Summit Picks Up Gavin Hood's 'Ender's Game,' Early 2012 Shoot Planned

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2011 9:00 AM
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It's been a slow but steady march for "Ender's Game" to get on the big screen, but it now looks closer than ever to finally going in front of cameras.

Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Producing Gavin Hood's 'Ender's Game'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 2:16 AM
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Gavin Hood's developing sci-fi pic "Ender's Game" just got a major boost. At the end of last week, Roberto Orci -- one half of the hugely successful writing/producing duo with Alex Kurtzman - hit Twitter to reveal: "Ender's Game! Us(K/O), Oddlot, and Gavin Hood taking his amazing script to the town! Who wants some?"

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