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USA TODAY: MORGAN FREEMAN ON HANNA
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In USA Today, Morgan Freeman, fresh from wining a Movie Icon Award at the People's Choice Award, spoke about some of the movies he loved. Among them, Joe Wright's HANNA. Here's what he had to say:

I just saw Hanna. Have you seen that movie? The movie is so well-made. The music, the photography, the acting; it's all great," he says of the underrated Saoirse Ronan movie. "That director (Joe Wright), he did a fantastic job -- fantastic! He did this amazing job, and it's like, 'I want to see what else he's going to do!'

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The World Soundtrack Academy announced the five nominees for their prestigious Discovery of the Year, and we're proud to see The Chemical Brothers score for Joe Wright's HANNA is one of the five soundtracks selected. The winner will be announced on World Sountrack Awards and Concert on October 22 at Kulpke Events Centre in Ghent in Belgium.

HANNA MAKES HDD LIST OF 2011 FILMS (SO FAR)
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Getting in early, High-Def Digest is already making thier list of the best 2011 film (so far), and we're thrilled to see Joe Wright's HANNA there. Luke Hickman writes of HANNA, "Wright proves that there's more to action films than guns, explosions, special effects, and scantily clad supermodels. Without a doubt, HANNA is one of my most anticipated Blu-rays of the year."

LONDON MAIL: SAOIRSE RONAN’S TEEN DREAM
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In London’s Mail Online, you can find an extensive interview––“ Actress Saoirse Ronan: Sweet 17 with a licence to kill “––with Hanna’s Saoirse Ronan written by Martyn Palmer. She talks about her career, her actor dad, training for the part, and her future plans. READ MORE
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John Hiscock interviewed Hanna's director Joe Wright in  The Telegraph in a piece that explores how real challenges fuel the creative process. Wright opens up about how his dyslexia help shaped his creative process. For example, his dyslexia pushed him towards cinema: “There I found patterns that made s
USA TODAY: CHEMICAL BROTHERS, PICK OF THE WEEK
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USA Today’s Edna Gundersen made the track “Container Park” from the Chemical Brothers’s soundtrack for Joe Wright’s thriller Hanna as the “Pick of the Week.” Why? On its throbbing soundtrack for Joe Wright's assassin thriller Hanna, the British electronic duo dishes up this tense, sp
LA TIMES: CHEMICAL BROTHERS FOUND HANNA “LIBERATING”
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Los Angeles Times' Steven Zeitchik in the movie blog "24 Frames" checked in with The Chemical Brothers, the sonic pair behind the exhilarating soundtrack for Hanna. The two were in Southern California to perform at Coachella, that mega concert in the desert. The duo, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, who make up
CATE BLANCHETT GRACES NY TIMES FASHION MAG
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T, The New York Times Style Magazine sported the lovely, smiling face of Cate Blanchett this weekend. Inside the magazine, Daphne Merkin’s article “Vanishing Act” looks at the great actress, although little time is spent on her chilling perforamance as the rogue CIA operative in Hanna. Merkin mostly covers to
HANNA HAS SECURED THE #4 SLOT FOR THE WEEKEND.
Hanna has secured the #4 slot for the weekend with an estimated box office of $7,284,608 - overtaking Soul Surfer which which is reporting $7,268.502 for the weekend. Hanna's box office cum to date is $23,310, 295.
LISTEN UP: HANNA'S FANS PLAYLISTS
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First Joe Wright came up with his special playlist to introduce Hanna to the world of music. (See his full playlist on “What Does Music Mean to Hanna?). Then we reached out to Hanna fans to come up with their own playlists. We’re happy to see the number of people willing to help out the music-deprived Hanna. We’ve included two of them––
JOE WRIGHT ON NPR: “CONFRONT THE DARK SIDE”
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Hanna’s director Joe Wright spoke to NPR’s Weekend Edition about the different inspirations for his teen-assassin thriller Hanna. While the film, of course, plays like a pulse-racing action pic, Wright acknowledges how a more classic literary form influenced him. Go to NPR to hear the full interview, but here’s a fascinating fragment of his
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: HANNA DASHES AHEAD TO NUMBER 2
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Breaking expectations and estimates, Joe Wright’s thriller Hanna has just jumped ahead in the box office race to take the number two position, a spot that trade magazines had previously given to Arthur. According to Gregg Kilday’s story “Hanna Edges Out Arthur for No. 2 Box Office Spot” in T
AP: 5 BLANCHETT FILMS THAT KILL
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Cate Blanchett’s turn as the CIA villain in Joe Wright’s Hanna has been reminding a lot of people about why they love her so much as an actress. The Associated Press’ Christy Lemire has taken on the daunting task of narrowing down her filmography for what she considers to be “5 Best Cate Blanchett Performances.” While one of Lem
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The New York Times’ Mekado Murphy has worked with director Joe Wright to create an “Anatomy of a Scene: Hanna.” The team looks at fascinating scene that speaks volumes about Hanna’s character and history. Hanna has just escaped the CIA compound, has made her way to a little hotel in the middle of Morocco, and discovers, much to her won
STYLELIST: RONAN MAKES “LOOK OF THE DAY”
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When Saoirse Ronan showed up to the New York premiere of her action thriller Hanna in a stunning, glitter Channel dress she turned quite a few heads and camera lenses. Indeed Stylelist singled her out, from her Jimmy Choos to her make up of “soft waves, winged liner and a glossy pout.”
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In her interview profile for the Chicago Sun Times (“Saoirse Ronan trained at breakneck pace for Hanna”), Cindy Pearlman interviews the film’s star about the little ironies in being a teenage action hero. While Hanna may be a killing machine, Ronan can’t get behind the wheel of driving one: “I wan
USA TODAY: SAOIRSE RONAN, MUSCLES AND LADY GAGA.
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USA Today’s Andrea Mandell sat down with the star of Hanna for her article “Saoirse Ronan easily tackles mature roles.” (See her video interview below.) While Ronan readily acknowledges her teenage center (“dragging director Joe Wright to a Lady Gaga concer”), she also notes the hard working shell involved in ...
JOE WRIGHT PACKS A PUNCH FOR VANITY FAIR
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On the Vanity Fair site, John Lopez talks with Hanna’s director Joe Wright for his piece “Q&A: Director Joe Wright on Hanna, Sucker Punch, and Keira Knightley.” It’s a wide ranging piece, moving from Jane Austen to Leo Tolstoy, French film to American action flix, from feminism to fair
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Reporting in from WonderCon for Buzzsugar, Lauren Bradshaw (in her post “WonderCon 2011: Hanna Is an "Elegant" Action Heroine”) highlights how popular director Joe Wright and his star Saoirse Ronan were with the fanboys at this San Francisco event. Sure everyone was up for seeing the latest bone-crunching, muscle-rippling super guy, but they
JOE WRIGHT AND SAOIRSE RONAN GET COZY WITH LA TIMES
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Steven Zeitchik has a lovely piece (“Saoirse Ronan shoots for something different in Hanna”) about the relationship between actress Saoirse Ronan and director Joe Wright in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. The two met when Wright cast Ronan for the part or Briony in
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