Start of principal photography on HANNA

12.03.2010

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana

Hanna begins principal photography next week. The adventure thriller will be directed by Joe Wright (Atonement). Studio Babelsberg is the executive production company. Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the movie. Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones), Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Elizabeth), Eric Bana (Star Trek, Munich) and Niels Arestrup (Un Prophète) star in Hanna. The movie will shoot in Finland, Morocco, Bavaria, Berlin and at Studio Babelsberg.

Hanna will shoot in Finland, Morocco, Bavaria, Berlin and at Studio Babelsberg. Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter from Studio Babelsberg will co-produce the movie.

Seth Lochhead along with David Farr, Joe Penhall and Joe Wright wrote the screenplay. Leslie Holleran is producing Hanna with the team of Marty Adelstein and Scott Nemes, Barbara A. Hall is the executive producer. Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter from Studio Babelsberg will co-produce the movie. Alwin Küchler is the director of photography and Lucie Bates is the costume designer. Joe Wright is reunited on Hanna with several long-time collaborators, including film editor Paul Tothill (Pride & Prejudice) and the thrice-Academy Award-nominated team of production designer Sarah Greenwood and set decorator Katie Spencer.

Plot:
Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is an extraordinary teenage girl. She has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier. 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. She is raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. 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 …