Freshly returned from the European press tour for Ender’s Game, Odd Lot Entertainment co-founder and owner Gigi Pritzker talked to ChicagoBusiness.com about her long journey bringing Ender’s Game to the big screen.
“He was an eighth-grader who had a hard time reading, but he read this book and liked it, and that intrigued me,” Ms. Pritzker says. “I love that there was this material that a 13-year-old boy and a 35-year-old woman could have a conversation about and really dig into the themes. And he said, ‘Wouldn’t it make a great movie?’
“From that day, Ms. Pritzker says, “I tried to get the thing made. And that little eighth-grade boy just had his first baby two nights ago and is getting his Ph.D. at Oxford. That’s how long it’s taken me to get this movie made.”