Asa Butterfield to Headline Out of this World


Asa Butterfield Out of This World

Relativity’s upcoming family science fiction adventure Out of this World (which locked Hector and the Search for Happiness director Peter Chelsom last August) has, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, set Ender’s Game and Hugo star Asa Butterfield to headline.

Scripted by Allan Loeb (The Dilemma, Rock of Ages), Out of this World follows a boy named Gardner (Butterfield), who has been raised on Mars by a team of scientists. Returning to Earth as a teen, Gardner winds up traveling across the United States on a road trip with a young woman to find his biological father.

Butterfield, also well known for his leading role in mark Herman’s powerful World War II drama The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is next slated to star opposite Eva Green in Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of Ransom Rigg’s Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, set for release on March 4, 2016.

Ryan Kavanaugh and Richard B. Lewis will produce Out of this World with Loeb executive producing alongside Sasha Harrari, Steven Pearl and Tucker Tooley.

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