Oh yes, Hanna has been on my radar for a while now. I'm a fan of Joe Wright from way back, and even saw a lot to like in his widely criticised first American feature The Soloist. But Hanna might just silence all the naysayers, with Wright reteaming with his Atonement star Saoirse Ronan, which is almost as exciting as the thought of him working with Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana (not to mention my perennial favourite Olivia Williams and Jessica Barden, the little pocket rocket from Tamara Drewe).
Here's the official synopsis:
Hanna (Saoirse 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 (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. 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 (Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
Australian release date: 28 July 2011
US & UK release date: 8 April 2011