Saoirse Ronan is really starting to turn into an untrustworthy character actress. She played a lying manipulator in Joe Wright’s Atonement, she’s also the lead in his upcoming assassin film Hanna, and now she’s getting locked and loaded for another drama called Violet & Daisy. According to Variety, Ronan and James Gandolfini will team up in the film that centers on a couple of “hit girls.”
Violet & Daisy will be directed by Geoffrey Fletcher and follows “a pair of pair of teenage assassins (Ronan and Carey Mulligan) who are lured into what is supposed to be just another quick and easy job, only to find complications as the man they’re supposed to kill is not what they expected.” It seems kind of strange that Mulligan has once gain been cast as a teenager, but she does have a youthful face so we guess it’s believable.
Fletcher will direct from a screenplay he’s written. He previously penned the script for Precious, which he won a best adapted screenplay Oscar for in early 2010. Violet & Daisy will mark his directorial debut and according to him, he wants to make a film that’s “full of left turns.”
What do you think of the premise and cast for Violet & Daisy? Are you interested in the film?