First Look: Saoirse Ronan as an Assassin in Joe Wright's Hanna

April 23, 2010
Source: USA Today

Saoirse Ronan

Coming off of Kick-Ass from last weekend, I'm pretty sure audiences have warmed up to seeing a young girl kick ass and steal the show from the real lead, which is probably why director Joe Wright decided to make Hanna, which is his new movie about a young teenage assassin. The lovely and extremely talented Saoirse Ronan plays Hanna, a 14-year-old Eastern European girl (Ronan) raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine. USA Today has our very first look at a new photo from the movie and our first look at how Ronan will look (with blonde hair this time?) as the assassin Hanna. I already want to see more from this!

Saoirse Ronan as Hanna

Ronan is joined in the cast by Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. This has been shooting throughout Europe, in Germany and the UK, for the past few months. The actual movie takes place in Finland (rather, that's where she was raised by her dad, Bana, to become a killer). Blanchett plays an icy intelligence operative overseeing her mission. So I take it she gets recruited to be a real assassin? "The Jason Bourne meets La Femme Nikita thriller is directed by Joe Wright, who showed a flair for intense action during the Dunkirk beach scene in Atonement, and is due next year." I'm looking forward to seeing more from this, it sounds awesome so far!

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments


Very good concept. I like the use of the child. Reminds me of Leon the Professional in a way. Can't wait to see more of this. When is it due?

Barnaby Barrilla on Apr 23, 2010


I'm always a fan of young women killing people. Wait... that didn't come out right. I'm always a fan of young women killing people on the screen! That makes it okay right? Lol I like the look of it, can't say much except for HECK FUCKING YA SHE HAS A BOW!

Hedgehog on Apr 23, 2010


The premise plus the talent involved have got me real excited for this one. Watching Ronan trek across Europe Jason Bourne-style sounds awesome. And excited to see Saoirse Ronan play a bad-ass Eastern-European chick and show even more range, which is the reason why she's head'n shoulders above her peers.

Jordan on Apr 23, 2010


This sounds pretty damn good! Are we gonna get the same amount of reaction we got with Hit-Girl?

Xerxex on Apr 23, 2010


Cool outfit.

Crapola on Apr 23, 2010


Awesome, i can't wait for this also. It's another genre Saoirse will do to show her range.

M on Apr 23, 2010


Alex, hasn't Saoirse Ronan been blond in every movie shes been in? You might have been referring to something else. Wright is a great director, and all his movie look beautiful. Can't wait to see this one.

Guy on Apr 23, 2010


This sounds so awesome I love the cast, story and everything SWEET!

Sharlto on Apr 23, 2010


i think you would all be even more interested if you read the script which is will have a ton of action and it will be set from hot as son morocco to freezing cold sweden.

kure on Apr 23, 2010


I love Saoirse in The Lovely Bones. Her eyes are emazing.

danielvutran on Apr 24, 2010


she looks cool with that style . wonder i can meet her LOL . . she's got a very good talent actually with her beautifull face T_T

fadhil on Apr 25, 2010


Well looky there. Kick-Ass did make impression. I'll be looking forward to this, but it goddamn won't beat Hit-Girl 🙂 Kick-Ass 2, here we come

Ellelena on May 30, 2010


Hanna is gonna be awesome! This movie will catapult Ronan into superstardom! She has unlimited talent, and a screen presence no other can match!! I look forward to this and her future work.

Zeelee on Sep 12, 2010


I like this film so much. Saoirse made the role of Hanna so vividly. She is a very talented young actress.

quinnie on Sep 18, 2012


I am already impressed by the skill and the sophistication of which Saoirse possess for her acting when she played the role of Hanna in this movie. Her acting of the role of Hanna made me thought that Saoirse herself is German.

Keong Ho on Sep 21, 2012


I like this type of action film very much. Hanna was trained by her CIA foster father to become an assassin, the merciless type that her father wanted her to be. Still Hanna somewhat possess a passion inside her for wanting to be a real girl, instead of being ended up 100% cold- blooded killing machine at all. And i also like the role of Hanna played by Saoirse Ronan. She is a very good actress.

Chee Keong Ho on Dec 11, 2012

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