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Butterfield to play Ender's Game

Gavin Hood's adaptation of Ender's Game will reportedly star Asa Butterfield
Gavin Hood's adaptation of Ender's Game will reportedly star Asa Butterfield

Asa Butterfield has apparently been offered the lead role in Ender's Game.

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas star could play Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin, a bullied young boy who turns out to be a master military strategist, in Gavin Hood's big-screen adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, reported Deadline.

There is no confirmation as to whether the 14-year-old would take the part.

Gavin, who broke out with the Oscar-winning Tsotsi before moving into Hollywood with Rendition and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has been on board the film since earlier this year, alongside Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who are producing.

Ender's Game is set for a release in spring 2013.

Asa - who made his film debut in 2007's comedy drama Son Of Rambow - will next be seen in Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure Hugo alongside Chloe Moretz, Sir Ben Kingsley and Jude Law.

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