First she was in contention to play Katniss Everdeen in director Gary Ross‘ big-screen adaptation of The Hunger Games, and then in October the 14-year-old Academy Award nominee, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of Cat Patrick‘s debut young adult science fiction novel, Forgotten.
Now, Variety reports that Steinfeld is currently in negotiations to portray Petra Arkanian, the only girl in Salamander Army who quickly becomes Ender’s (Asa Butterfield) ally and trusted right hand in the big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s novel.
About Ender’s Game:
Set in Earth’s future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind who have barely survived two conflicts with the Formics (an insectoid alien race also known as the “Buggers”). In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, an international fleet maintains a school to find and train future fleet commanders. The world’s most talented children, including the novel’s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are taken at a very young age to a training center known as the Battle School. There, teachers train them in the arts of war through increasingly difficult games including ones undertaken in zero gravity in the Battle Room where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed.
Ender’s Game is slated to hit theaters on March 15th, 2013.