It’s not easy making a believable story about a teenage girl assassin, but director Joe Wright seems to up to the task.
Check out the first trailer for Focus Features’ upcoming release, Hanna, which stars Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) as the title character, a girl trained by her father (Eric Bana) to be a perfectly trained assassin. Her world turns upside down when an intelligence operative (Cate Blanchett) targets her for capture.
After speaking with Ronan, Bana and Wright at New York Comic Con in October, I’m excited to see how this one shapes up. Other than the movie having Bourne trilogy fight coordinator Jeff Imada on the case, it also looks to take viewers to some breathtaking locations including Bavaria, Berlin, Finland, and Morocco. Oscar nominee Ronan looks like she’ll do well in this action role and it will be interesting to see her face off against the always-on Cate Blanchett.
Award-winning director Joe Wright creates a boldly original suspense thriller with HANNA, starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) in the title role.
Raised by her father (Eric Bana of Star Trek), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.