First Look at Saoirse Ronan as the Killer ‘Hanna’

Saoirse Ronan in Hanna
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USA Today has debuted the first look at Saoirse Ronan as the title character in Joe Wright’s upcoming feature Hanna in which Ronan plays a young girl, raised from childhood to be the perfect assassin by her ex-CIA man father (Eric Bana) in rural Finland.

This is our first official look at the film following Just Jared‘s debut of a batch of set of photos featuring Bana and Cate Blanchett, playing a ruthless intelligence operative, last week as the movie was filming in Berlin.

In the picture, 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.

Ronan last starred for Wright in Atonement and was recently seen in The Lovely Bones, which just hit DVD and Blu-ray.