STEINFELD PLAYS 'GAME' WITH ODDLOT ENT.
TRUE GRIT star Hailee Steinfeld is in negotiations to star as the female lead in OddLot Entertainment’s sci-fi ENDER'S GAME, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. Gavin Hood is directing the film from his own script, which is adapted from Orson Scott Card’s award-winning novel. ENDER’S GAME will be released in the U.S. on March 15, 2013. HUGO star Asa Butterfield is set to play the title character, a gifted young gamer skilled in strategy and logistics who’s recruited by the government to help battle an insect-like alien race. Steinfeld is in talks to play Petra Arkanian, the only girl in Salamander Army who quickly becomes Ender’s ally and trusted right hand. OddLot is in the process of casting the pic’s adult lead of Colonel Hyrum Graff, who trains the young male recruits at an elite military academy. Several thesps are in the mix, including sci-fi veteran Harrison Ford.