The young Hailee Steinfeld, who starred opposite Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges, in the Cohen brothers True Grit is eying a new lead role in Ender’s Game. Gavin Hood will be directing the adaption from the novel of Orson Scott Card with the hopes of signing Steinfeld to play the character Petra Arkanian, who is the only girl in the Salamander Army. For the unknown, Ender’s Game, per Variety, follows a gamer who was hired on by the government to put an end to the threat of an “insect like alien race.”
Hugo’s Asa Butterfield will play the gamer, while Steinfeld is being courted to play her trusted right hand after the two become friends at school in the sci-fi flick Long time Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford is also rumored to be involved with the film. Ford is said to possibly be taking the role of the Battle School trainer, Colonel Hyrum Graff. The Ender’s Game is slated to be released on March 15th 2013. Confirmation on whether Steinfeld will join the cast is sure to be revealed soon.
According to IMDb the actress is also working on two other movie roles. She is scheduled to appear in Rosaline as well as Romeo and Juliet.