Saoirse Ronan, who will be seen later this month in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, is set to play a teenage assassin in Hanna. The film will be directed by Atonement director Joe Wright and “follows a 14-year-old Eastern European girl (Ronan) who has been raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine. She connects with a French family, forms a friendship with their daughter and goes through the pangs of adolescence. When the girl is dragged back to her father’s world and discovers that she was bred as a killing machine in a CIA prison camp, she must fight her way to a free life.”
We recently saw with Kick-Ass that young females running around killing people can be quite badass, and with Hanna being described as “La Femme Nikita meets the Bourne movies” we can expect more on-screen deaths my young hands.