Bana set to star in Hanna

If only all news that rhymed was true.

So... Gordon Brown wants to play a clown with a frown in a film about a 19th century gown...

Okay, we made that one up. But this one’s true: Eric Bana is in talks with Joe Wright to star in Hanna .

The film, according to Variety , “centers on a 14-year-old girl who has spent her life living in the woods and is trained by her father to be an assassin.

“She then leaves the wilderness for the first time to assassinate a high-ranking government official who has a lot to hide.”

Saoirse Ronan of The Lovely Bones (out 19 February) plays the titular Hanna. No official word yet on Bana’s role, though we’re hoping he plays the girl’s father.

The film is set to begin shooting next month in Germany with David Farr’s script.

Teenage assassins? We're in! Are you...?

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.