For His Next Project, Joe Wright Goes With Teen Girl Assassins
Lately all the news about Joe Wright has been what he's not working on-- not making a romance in India, not remaking My Fair Lady. After so many rebuttals, Wright finally seems ready to say yes to something. According to THR, he's got his eye on Hanna a spy thriller about someone resembling the teenage girl version of Jason Bourne.
Oh yes, such an awesome movie can actually exist., particularly with someone as in tune with girl power as Wright directing. The movie has been at Focus Features since 2007 and has even had Danny Boyle and Alfonso Cuaron interested, but apparently they're more interested in going with someone less experienced in action, but maybe more up for a chance following the disappointing results of The Soloist. The plot alone sounds like a major departure for Wright:
"The story centers 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."
Given that Chloe Moretz seems likely to wow us at Hit Girl in Kick-Ass, we may be facing some kind of new era of teenage girl badasses. Either Keira Knightley is guaranteed the role, or some other teenage girl is about to get a seriously big break. Anyone in particular you guys would like to see break out with a role like this?
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