Deadline reports that producers have finally cast the lead role in the cupming Ender’s Game movie adaptation. Fourteen year old Asa Butterfield, who can currently be seen starring in the Martin Scorsese’s movie Hugo.
Asa will of course portray Ender, a boy who is recruited by the government along with other exceptional children to help attack an invading alien force.
Ender’s Game will be directed by Wolverine’s Gavin Hood and is produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Ender’s gmae has a planned Spring 2013 release.