Hugo Star Asa Butterfield Chosen To Play Ender’s Game

The young star of Martin Scorsese’s 3-D family spectacle claims title role in Ender’s Game.

Asa Butterfield, the title star of Hugo, has recently been offered the title role of Ender Wiggin in Ender’s Game. The Odd Lot Entertainment production of Orson Scott Card’s Hugo and Nebula Award winning science fiction novel is penciled in to be released March 15, 2013. Gavin Hood, who had a trying experience on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is directing.

Ender’s Game is a seminal futuristic novel that has been championed by the U.S. Marine Corps, and is part of the Marines’ Professional Reading List. The storyline begins on Earth after an alien attack, when gifted children are recruited by a government desperate to fight back. The kids are taught a competitive game in the “Battle Room”, which involves zero-gravity simulation involving multiple Battle School armies. Ender emerges as a genius strategist, but is pushed to his breaking point in preparation of destroying a warring alien force.

You can next see Asa Butterfield in Hugo, opening Nov. 23.

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Source: Deadline