The sci-fi novel “Ender’s Game” is mostly about a young boy, and the movie adaptation scheduled for 2013 will be as well. But the film has landed a pretty big grown-up star to play opposite the young lead.
Harrison Ford has signed on to play Col. Hyrum Graff in “Ender’s Game,” Variety reports. The character is the commander of an elite battle school that trains kids to fight an interstellar enemy, and he quickly recognizes the special gifts the title character (Asa Butterfield of “Hugo”) possesses.
The cast also includes Abigail Breslin (“New Year’s Eve,” “Zombieland”) as Ender’s sister Valentine, Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) as a battle school classmate and Ben Kingsley (“Hugo”) as a war hero who takes Ender under his wing.
Gavin Hood (“Wolverine”) is writing and directing the adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s novel. “Ender’s Game” is due for release in March 2013.