CASTING NEWS: Hugo Becomes Ender!

Asa Butterfield, who will soon be seen by audiences in Martin Scorcese’s “Hugo”, has just been cast as Ender Wiggin in big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel “Ender’s Game”.  The film will be directed by Gavin Hood (“X-Men Origins:  Wolverine”) with a scheduled release date of March 15, 2013.

A film adaptation of this novel, published in 1985 and winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Award, has been long anticipated.   But there is some skepticism about this production as early discussions have suggested major changes in the original story.  Additionally, the selection of Gavin Hood as director has left many disappointed.

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