- Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 November 2013 06:20
- Written by Lupe Haas
Director Joe Wright returns to basics in the action-thriller HANNA and he takes CineMovie behind the scenes on his decision to keep the action raw, even with a young teen as the lead action star.
In HANNA, Soairse Ronan is Hanna, a biologically enhanced 16 year-old trained by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) to be the ultimate assassin and escape the clutches of ruthless CIA operative played by Cate Blanchett. For his first action film, the director of period dramas Atonement and Pride & Prejudice decided to shoot most of the fight sequences with his young star Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana in one take instead of cheating it in the editing room through fast cuts.