First Look at Hailee Steinfeld in ENDER’S GAME

     February 20, 2013

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A new image has been released from Gavin Hood‘s adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s Ender’s Game.  The film tells the story of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a young boy sent away to Battle School to hone his military skills and, hopefully, save the world from an impending alien invasion.  The new image provides the first look at Hailee Steinfeld, who plays Petra Arkanian, the only girl in the Salamander Army, who befriends Ender.  Also, in the background you can see Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker (right, next to Ender), and Moises Arias as Bonzo Madrid (end of the table on the left).

Hit the jump to check out the full image.  The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Harrison FordEnder’s Game opens November 1st. [Update: We’ve updated the article with the high-resolution version of the image.]

Click to enlarge.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Ender’s Game:

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

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