Director Joe Wright Talks About "Hanna"
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Joe Wright received rave reviews with his Academy Award-nominated films such as 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice” and 2007’s “Atonement.” This time, he’s ditching period films to embrace the action genre with “Hanna.”
And I looooove the film! Saoirse Ronan, Wright’s muse in “Atonement” reteams with the director in the title role. She’s an assassin, trained by her father (Eric Bana) in order to be able to defend herself from the fast-approaching Marissa (Cate Blanchett).
In this interview, we talked about:
What made him want to make “Hanna?”
What informed his choice into shooting and editing the film’s action scenes with almost no cuts?
The film is told in a fairy tale structure – what inspired him to do that?
“Hanna” is his homage to women!
The possibility of so many worlds that “Hanna” can visit!
The moral story of the film
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's 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. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
Logline: A 16-year-old raised by her father to be a cold-hearted killing machine must learn how to be a girl.
Genres: Drama and Thriller
Running Time: 1 hr. 51 min.
Release Date: April 8th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language.
Distributors: Focus Features
Cast and Credits
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams
Directed by: Joe Wright
Produced by: Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein, Scott Nemes
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States