Ben Kingsley Joins 'Ender's Game' as Mazer Rackham

Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:01pm EST

Ben Kingsley will join Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield in "Ender's Game," the film's producers said on Tuesday. 

The Oscar-winning actor will play war hero Mazer Rackham in the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's best-selling novel for Summit Entertainment.

It marks a reunion of sorts for Kingsley, who recently starred alongside Butterfield in Martin Scorsese's "Hugo." 

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"Ender's Game" is a futuristic adventure about a young man who is drafted by the military to help save the human race. 

In addition,  Brandon Soo Hoo ("Tropic Thunder") will play a character named Fly Molo. 

Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit") and Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") have previously been announced as part of the cast. 

Also read: Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin Join 'Ender's Game'

Gavin Hood ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine") will write and direct the movie.

K/O Paper Products, OddLot Entertainment and Digital Domain are production partners on the film, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman producing via their K/O Paper Products banner; Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough are producing via OddLot Entertainment, along with Orson Scott Card, Lynn Hendee and Robert Chartoff.

The film will be executive produced by OddLot’s Bill Lischak, K/O’s Mandy Safavi, Digital Domain’s Cliff Plumer and Ed Ulbrich, and Ted Ravinett. Summit Entertainment is co-financing and will release the film domestically March 15, 2013.

Production begins next month in New Orleans.

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