Hanna is a definite departure from director Joe Wright’s three previous films, The Soloist, Pride and Prejudice, and Atonement. It stars one of the young actresses from Atonement, Saoirse Ronan, as a daughter of an ex-CIA man who has been basically trained in every one of the man’s skills while out in the wilderness. She is then brought into the real world fighting criminals in what looks like a mission to find her father or given to her by her father. Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Olivia Williams, and Tom Hollander costar in Hanna.
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 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 (Ms. Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
Hanna is in theatres April 8, 2011.