joe wright hanna

Director Joe Wright will take on the story of a teenage killer with his next project according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is entitled Hanna, and will be a bit of a stretch from Wright’s previous work Atonement and Pride and Prejudice. Hanna has been in development at Focus Features for the past two years with several directors showing interest.

Hanna has bounced between some of Hollywood’s top director’s including Danny Boyle and Alfonso Cuaron in recent weeks. The film is being described as a combination of the Jason Bourne movies mixed with La Femme Nikita. The story will center on a 14-year-old Eastern European girl who has been raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine. She connects with a French family, forms a friendship with their daughter and goes through the pangs of adolescence. When the girl is dragged back to her father’s world and discovers that she was bred as a killing machine in a CIA prison camp, she must fight her way to a free life.

Due to the budget concerns of Wright’s previously announced film Indian Summer, Hanna will be his next project to start production. It will be interesting to see Wright take on this type of material, as compared to the dramatic fair he’s directed in recent years. He definitely knows how to deal with female protagomists, but the action element of Hanna might throw him off. Do you think he can handle it?

What do you think about Joe Wright Directing Hanna?