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Sir Ben Kingsley joins Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game

09 December 2011

With Asa Butterfield set to lead the cast in Gavin Hood's sci-fi adaptation of Ender's Game word is that it'll be a minor Hugo reunion as Sir Ben Kingsley joins the cast.

Kingsley will star as legendary warrior Mazer Rackham who was presumed dead in the film adapted from Orson Scott Card's classic novel that centres on prodigy who becomes part of mankind’s war against a pesky alien race known as the Formics. Rising quickly through the ranks at the Battle School, Ender (Butterfield) is revealed as a master tactician.

True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld looks likely to play fellow School warrior Petra Arkanian while Harrison Ford is still being chased to play gruff School commander Colonel Hyrum Graff.

Transformers writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are onboard as producers and Hood plans to start shooting in February.

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