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First Look: Geoffrey Fletcher's Teenage Assassin Flick 'Violet & Daisy'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 2, 2011 3:18 AM
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Update: Images removed by request.

Saoirse Ronan Says She's Still Not Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2011 8:09 AM
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The "is she? isn't she?" game of whether or not Saoirse Ronan will join "The Hobbit" continues. Last month, casting agent Ros Hubbard said that Ronan has been cast—or is intended to be cast—in “The Hobbit" saying, “[W]orking with Peter Jackson is like working with a family. So they’ll have a great time. Saoirse’s family will go too. Everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. It’s not like typical studio movies at all.” Well, looks like it's still not official.

Emma Thompson's 'Effie' With Orlando Bloom & Saoirse Ronan Stuck In Legal Row

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 7:33 AM
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Last fall, a rather interesting project was coming together based around a script from actress/screenwriter Emma Thompson. Titled "Effie," the film lined up a solid cast with Saorise Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Thompson herself in the strange-but-true story that centers on the wedding night between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray. Ruskin was long infatuated with Gray and married her when she was 17. However, when it came time to consummate their marriage, something so reviled Ruskin that Gray remained a virgin until after they divorced and she remarried his protege, painter, John Everett Millais. While it has never been established just what disgusted Ruskin to the point he refused to have sex with his wife, theories over the years have speculated it might have been pubic hair or menstrual blood.

Watch: Trying To Kiss A Teenage Assassin Is Dangerous In New U.K. Trailer For 'Hanna'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 11:04 AM
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We have to admit, the first trailer for Joe Wright's "Hanna" didn't do much for us, not really delivering on the 'Bourne'-esque vibe we were expecting, but the new UK trailer plays much better and points to something perhaps slightly different than the Matt Damon franchise.

Casting Agent Says Saoirse Ronan Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 10:44 AM
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While it's not concrete and official just yet, it looks like all signs are pointing to Saoirse Ronan reuniting with Peter Jackson for his massive two-part "The Hobbit."

New Poster For 'Hanna' Tells You To "Adapt Or Die"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 8:36 AM
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Opinion has been mixed thus far on Joe Wright's forthcoming teenage assassin flick "Hanna." And early look at footage at New York Comic Con was met with a muted response and the first trailer for the film seemed to be a bit all over the place. But there's still a few months to go to sway opinion and a new poster has arrived that hopes to change the tide.

'The Hobbit': Elijah Wood Talks Frodo; Saoirse Ronan Not Offered A Part; Orlando Bloom Not Locked

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2011 7:36 AM
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So, some small bits of news surrounding "The Hobbit" have cropped up in the past day or so. Nothing particularly revelatory but just small updates on the progress on the film and in particular, how casting is shaping up.

Watch: Trailer For Teenage Assassin Flick 'Hanna' Starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana & Cate Blanchett

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2010 11:04 AM
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The trailer for Joe Wright's teenage assassin picture "Hanna" just dropped. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, the film centers on a 14-year-old (Ronan) who was raised by her father (Bana) to be a coldhearted killing machine and then connects with a French family who look to help ease her into a more conventional life. Blanchett plays the CIA spy agent trying to track her down.

Watch: New Trailer For Peter Weir's 'The Way Back' With Colin Farrell, Ed Harris & Jim Sturgess

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2010 9:12 AM
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A new trailer has emerged for Peter Weir's "The Way Back," and it makes the strongest case yet that the film could be a very late contender in this year's Oscar race.

Saoirse Ronan Takes Title Role In 'Effie,' Joins Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton & Emma Thompson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2010 6:16 AM
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At 16 years old, Saoirse Ronan has landed what may be her most adult and potentially controversial role to date.

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