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Production Watch: It's Young Saoirse Ronan for Snow White & Hobbit; Hanna Clips

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 28, 2011 at 5:50AM

With Saoirse Ronan in talks for the title role in Relativity's The Brothers Grimm: Snow White opposite The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the Prince, the question arises: is Ronan too young for Hammer? While it's traditional fairy tale form to have girls paired with men, Ronan, who will be 17 in April, seems a young teenager to Hammer's mature-looking 24. (Julia Roberts is playing the Evil Queen.)
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Thompson on Hollywood

With Saoirse Ronan in talks for the title role in Relativity's The Brothers Grimm: Snow White opposite The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the Prince, the question arises: is Ronan too young for Hammer? While it's traditional fairy tale form to have girls paired with men, Ronan, who will be 17 in April, seems a young teenager to Hammer's mature-looking 24. (Julia Roberts is playing the Evil Queen.)

Clearly, Ronan is growing into movie stardom. (Here's her killer slate.) She carries action thriller Hanna, which opens April 8 release of Hanna, from her Atonement director Joe Wright. Check out the clips and trailer below.

As for Ronan's involvement with The Hobbit, she confirms to 24 Frames that nothing is certain: "Pete is adding a lot of characters in the film adaption…Hopefully they have a part for me." She is fond of shooting on location New Zealand and the "amazing family unit down there," and adds that The Hobbit is "a little bit lighter than Lord of the Rings' and Pete is quite a lighthearted man. He likes to have fun."

Ronan also has Effie in development with director Richard Laxton. Orlando Bloom and Emma Thompson are also attached for the drama about Victorian artists and poet John Ruskin. But first, here are the clips and trailer for Hanna with Cate Blanchett and Erica Bana:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.