Girls With Guns: New Posters for HANNA and MEEK’S CUTOFF

     February 15, 2011


You don’t want to mess the women featured on tonight’s set of posters.  Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) plays a young girl trained by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) to be the perfect assassin in Hanna, directed by Joe Wright (Atonement).  Ronan upgrades from bow and arrow on the first poster for Hanna to a cocked handgun.

The weapon technology wielded by Michelle Williams lies somewhere in between, with a shotgun pointed about three people to the left of us (phew) to promote Meek’s Cutoff.  The western is set in 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail: Williams is among three families that hire Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood) to lead them on a troubled journey over the Cascade Mountains.  Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy) directs.

Hit the jump to view both posters in full, along with the official synopsis.

Hanna opens on April 8 courtesy of Focus Features.  Via IMP Awards:


Raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own.  As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

Oscilloscope picked up Meek’s Cutoff from the Toronto International Film Festival with plans for an April 8 limited release.  Via Cinematical:


The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another’s instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy.

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