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First Look: Saoirse Ronan as Joe Wright’s HANNA

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
April 23rd, 2010

I’ve long been tracking the latest from director Joe Wright – the currently filming HANNA. Starring young Saoirse Ronan, HANNA taps into the girls gone wild (with weapons!) plot device that seems to be filling theaters (see KICK-ASS and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN). But Wright and Ronan’s background together hints that this will be a different kind of film, as they last collaborated on a richly dramatic period piece (ATONEMENT). Wright has also had success with another period film, the Keira Knightley-starring PRIDE & PREJUDICE. A whiz-bang and bloody affair this will not be. With a talented supporting cast including Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, and Niels Arestrup, HANNA might be going for more serious dramatic territory with some action thrown in for good measure.

We get our first peek at Ronan’s Hanna from USA Today up above. Are those arrows? Ronan already looks tough, determined, and more than a little mindful of the cold. She’s coming for you. I’m sold.

Hit the jump to see film’s official synopsis:

“Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her 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 (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.”

The film will release in 2011.

Source USA Today, via /Film

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