Hanna TV Series Being Developed By The Night Manager Writer
Joe Wright’s 2011 film Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett, may be getting adapted for television thanks to The Night Manager’s David Farr.
According to Deadline, the series is being produced by NBCUniversal International Studios, JoAnn Alfano, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements. Farr co-wrote the screenplay for the film version with Seth Lochhead. The Hollywood Reporter explains the plot:
Directed by Joe Wright (Antonement), the action-adventure thriller centered on a girl raised in the wilderness of northern Finland by her father (played by Eric Bana), an ex-CIA operative, who trains her as an assassin. Cate Blanchett played a senior CIA agent who tries to track down and eliminate the girl and her father.
It was a really interesting and well done film (it also starred Eric Bana and Tom Hollander) and Ronan truly kicked ass in it. Bonus points for a soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers.
The Night Manager, while highly-praised, didn’t actually do much for me. Which is weird considering it starred Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Colman. But that said, I’m totally down for more Hanna.