Eric Bana Trains Assassin "Hanna"

2/08/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Eric Bana is in the final negotiations to join "Hanna" for Focus Features, reports Variety.

According to Variety: Eric Bana is in final negotiations to star opposite Saoirse Ronan in Focus Features' assassin picture "Hanna."

Saoirse Ronan plays a 14-year-old girl who has grown up entirely in a remote woods where her father has taught her to become a lethal assassin. She soon leaves the woods for the first time and sets out on a job to kill a high-ranking government official with many secrets.

Joe Wright ("Atonement") directs the picture, which begins production in March. Seth Lochhead penned the script while Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran and Scott Nemes are producing.

This project already was promising due to the combination of Wright and Ronan, who also worked together on “Atonement.”

Now that Bana has joined the cast, “Hanna” is shaping up as a film to keep an eye on in the coming year. Although Bana has had a few uneven roles (“Hulk,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife”) in his career, he also has shown he is an extremely talented actor. He was fantastic in Steven Speilberg’s “Munich,” and also in a supporting role in “Black Hawk Down”.

Bana's recent feature projects include "Star Trek," "Funny People," and the documentary "Love the Beast."

Shooting kicks off in Germany in March.

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