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"Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyram Graff"Harrison Ford has been officially confirmed to star as Colonel Hyram Graff in the forthcoming sc-fi adapted movie ‘Ender’s Game’ directed by Gavin Hood.

The ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise actor Harrison Ford, has been officially confirmed to join the cast ensemble of the upcoming adapted sci-fi flick ‘Ender’s Game’. He was attached to the project now, after he has been persuaded to tackle a role in the movie for a long time. He would don the character of Colonel Hyram Graff, who is believed to be the man training the young recruits at an elite military academy. The movie has been adapted from the award-winning novel with the same name, written by Orson Scott Card.

The 69-year-old ‘Blade Runner’ star will now join the cast of the movie along with Abigail Breslin who plays the role of Enders’ older sister Valentine Wiggin, Asa Butterfield of ‘Hugo’ who plays the titular character and ‘True Grit’ actress Hailee Steinfeld playing the role of Petra Arkanian, the right hand of Enders. Besides, Aramis Knight as new recruit Bean, Moises Arias as Slamander Army Commander Bonzo, Jimmy Pinchak as Enders’ older brother Peter, Suraj Parthasarathy as Alai best friend of Enders, Conor Carroll as new recruits leader Bernard and Khylin Rhambo as Rat Army member Dink will also cast in the high-profiled movie, while Ben Kingsley is in negotiations to tackle the role of seasoned soldier Mazer Rackham.

The story of the upcoming sci-fi flick is set in the time after the Earth has been attacked by alien and gifted children are recruited by the government to take the revenge. The kids are trained with a simulated battle game and the best among them will be picked. Enders will be picked as the chosen kid, who emerges as the Earth’s best hope to defeat the alien formic race. Gavin Hood will provide the script for the movie, besides serving as the director. The ‘Enders’ Game’ is co-financed by Summit Entertainment, which has been scheduled to hit the US theaters on March 15, 2013.

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