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