Viola Davis Joins the Cast of Ender’s Game Movie

Viola Davis Joins Cast

Variety is reporting that American actress Viola Davis has signed on to the Ender’s Game movie. “Davis will play a military psychologist who oversees the emotional welfare of young trainees. She also helps design the games that test their skills and resilience.” Viola Davis most recently worked on the movie The Help (an Oscar contender) and she has had a long career in television, you can read her full acting credits here.

Davis’s role in the Ender’s Game movie is surprising, because this (unnamed) character does not exist in the novel. The description most closely reminds fans of Major Anderson. (Side note: Major Anderson was a girl in previous scripts.) Perhaps Hood and his casting directors felt that the cast should have more females. Why do you think they chose to cast her?