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'Ender's Game' gains three new cast members

'Ender's Game' finishes its casting announcements as the adaptation of the sci-fi classic moves forward in production

By Sandy SchaeferScreen Rant / February 21, 2012

'Ender's Game' will feature 'Hugo' actor Asa Butterfield as the title protagonist who attends the Battle School.

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After more than a decade’s worth of stunted starts and partial collapses, a cinematic adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s decorated sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game is finally ready to begin production. Cameras will start rolling on the project this month in Louisiana, with Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) directing an overall admirable cast and working from his own adapted screenplay.

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The (presumably) last major casting update for Ender’s Game has been announced, revealing that lesser-knowns Stevie Ray Dallimore (Far from Heaven, The Messenger) and Andrea Powell (The Gates, the upcoming Breaking Dawn – Part 2) have been cast as the title character’s parents. Meanwhile, increasingly-popular character actor Nonso Anozie has signed for a more significant part in the film.

Anozie is a Londoner who most recently appeared onscreen aside Liam Neeson in The Grey, though he’s also played memorable minor parts in other recent titles ranging from artsy period fare (Atonement) to pulpy crime thrillers (RocknRolla) and bigger-budgeted material (Conan the Barbarian). The actor will next be returning to an ancient fantasy world setting onscreen, when he portrays Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the season two premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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