Saoirse Ronan in a new poster for Hanna
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
After LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL was such a success because audiences loved Natalie Portman (who was like 13 at the time) as a teenage assassin, it’s surprising that we haven’t seen more pre-teen/teen assassin films. We have to wait no longer as one of the most anticipated films (in my book anyway) coming out this spring is HANNA. HANNA stars the up and coming actress Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett and Olivia Williams. The film is directed by Joe Wright and follows a 16-year old who was raised by her father to become the perfect assassin and who must test her skills as intelligence officers track her across Europe. It opens in theaters on April 8, 2011.
I think HANNA sounds outright fun and fascinating, and since it’s directed by Joe Wright it’s bound to be a character study as opposed to just a plain old action film. Although I’m not a big fan of his past films, this just sounds too good to be true (but I do reserve the right to change my mind).
Source: Focus Features