Hanna Being Adapted For TV By The Night Manager’s David Farr

Hanna (2011)

by Ed Gross |
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Hanna was the 2011 heartwarming tale of a daughter desperately trying to be runited with her dad, putting her training as an assassin to good use by pretty much murdering anyone who gets in her way. Like we said, heartwarming.

Currently David Farr, who co-wrote the film and most recently wrote The Night Manager, is developing a TV version of Hanna for NBCUniversal International Studios. Previously, he had written episodes of Spooks, directed episodes of Troy: Fall Of A City, served as writer/director of the feature The Ones Below and will next be represented by the TV series McMafia.

Speaking to crypticrock.com, Farr admitted that television is something he's genuinely embraced late in his career. "I have always adored movies," he said. "It seems television now is so rapidly different to what it was ten to fifteen years ago. Ever since The Wire and The Sopranos, it really smashed all the expectations of what it can do. It seems like a very fertile place."

Hanna is set in the Northern Finland wilderness. Eric Bana is ex-CIA operative Erik Heller, who has information that the agency wants to prevent from being revealed. Cate Blanchett is his former superior, Marissa Wiegler, hellbent on finding and killing both father and daughter. And Saoirse Ronan plays Hanna, raised in the wilderness and instilled all her life with one mission: to murder Wiegler if necessary.

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