Asa Butterfield, who played the title role in "Hugo," plays Ender Wiggin, a young man sent to Battle School to train ahead of an impending alien invasion. The movie stars Harrison Ford as the school’s commander, Col. Graff, and Ben Kingsley as Ender’s trainer, Mazer Rackham. Also in the cast are Viola Davis ("The Help"), Hailie Steinfeld ("True Grit") and Abigail Breslin ("The Call").
The movie, directed by Gavin Hood ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), opens Nov. 1. It remains to be seen whether the studio, Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate, can sell the movie without dealing with the long-simmering criticism of Card, a descendant of Brigham Young and columnist for the Deseret News, for his virulently anti-gay writings.
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|2.||Mormons turn to Internet to preach, but sometimes it turns on them|
|3.||Utah officer who shot Dillon Taylor was wearing a body camera|
|4.||Utah woman sentenced to prison in death of baby sitter|
|5.||Mormon-owned BYU removes gay-marriage cards at bookstore|
|6.||BYUtv meets TV critics, and gay question arises|
|7.||Utah woman will be contestant on next season of ‘Top Chef’|
|8.||4 Utah restaurants call it quits|
|9.||Restaurateur impressing Salt Lake with good food, hard work|
|10.||Utah cities pushed to purge gun rules by national group|