Saoirse Ronan Reteaming with Joe Wright as a Teenage Assassin

January 6, 2010

Saoirse Ronan

Though it looks like The Lovely Bones isn't a critical success, there is almost unanimous agreement that Saoirse Ronan delivers another impressive performance comparable to that of her last Oscar nominated performance for Best Supporting Actress in Atonement. Now Ronan will reunite with Atonement director Joe Wright in Hanna, the story of a 14-year-old Eastern European girl (Ronan) raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine. She connects with a French family only to be dragged back into her father's world where she must confront her dark past while at a CIA prison camp and fight her way to a free life.

Seth Lochhead & David Farr worked on the script which is described as having shades of La Femme Nikita and the Bourne movies (but then again what action movie isn't described using the action stylings of Jason Bourne nowadays). Anyway, Ronan is a young talent who looks to be one of the greatest of her generation and should be around for a long time. And as long as she keeps choosing unique and challenging roles, she'll be sure to keep everyone's interest. As for Hanna, I already can't wait to see her kicking as an assassin. It's great to see the way-too-young female assassin character on the rise again (well, maybe it's the first time).

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


sweet, this kid can act.

Xerxex on Jan 6, 2010


Finally can see Lovely bones next weekened! Sounds kinda like Leon, Ronan definitely has a bright future ahead of her.

Frightened Imate #2 on Jan 6, 2010


Great! now that's some news. She'll be awesome.

dex on Jan 7, 2010


intresting,if it's anything like the classic leon i be there.

tobi,leader of the akatsuki on Jan 7, 2010


I saw a movie like this, it was called the Professional!

dee on Jan 7, 2010


From what I've read, this has nothing to do with The Professional! Oh and while I didn't exactly loved Lovely Bones, Saoirse was great in it and she IS the best actor of her generation.

bltzie on Jan 7, 2010


LOL...when I saw this headline the first thing I thought was, "This sounds like a sequel to The Professional, finally gonna see Natalie Portman 'clean'." on Jan 8, 2010


Sounds like it could be really interesting. Not only to see Wright direct an action film, but also to see Ronan as an assasin. I think this role will play to her strengths perfectly, especially her almost eerie intensity.

Corran Horn on Jan 10, 2010

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