Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Harrison Ford have officially joined the cast of the sci-fi adaptation “Ender’s Game” reports The Press Association.
The story is based Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel about a boy who develops military plans of attack through war games in an attempt to prepare for an intergalactic battle against insectoid aliens.
It was previously reported that Ford was in talks to play Colonel Hyrum Graff, the commander of training at an elite boys’ military academy. Now he’s confirmed to have signed on.
Breslin will play the older sister of the hero, Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a bullied young boy who turns out to be a master strategist.
Hailee Steinfield (“True Grit”) is already set to play Ender’s trusted right hand Petra Arkanian while Sir Ben Kingsley is reportedly in talks for another role. Shooting kicks off in February.