Actor Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin have signed on to star in the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card's best-selling sci-fi novel The Ender's Game.
Hugo star Asa Butterfield has been cast as lead character Ender Wiggin, a gifted and genius young boy who begins training at a military academy in a bid to take down an alien race, reported Contactmusic.
Ford has been tapped to play the school's student recruiter, Colonel Hyrum Graff.
Little Miss Sunshine's Breslin will play Ender's sister Valentine and True Grit beauty Hailee Steinfeld will portray the boy's friend, Petra Arkanian.
The Ender's Game is set for a 2013 release.