'Hanna' TV Remake in the Works From 'Night Manager' Writer

NBCUniversal International Studios is behind the adaptation of the assassin film.
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'Hanna' (2011)

NBCUniversal International Studios is once again looking to its film library for its next potential series.

A TV adaptation of the 2011 Saoirse Ronan film Hanna is in the works from The Night Manager writer David Farr, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Directed by Joe Wright (Antonement), the action-adventure thriller centered on a girl raised in the wilderness of northern Finland by her father (played by Eric Bana), an ex-CIA operative, who trains her as an assassin. Cate Blanchett played a senior CIA agent who tries to track down and eliminate the girl and her father.

Farr co-wrote the film, which was released domestically by Universal's Focus Features shingle and grossed $65 million at the box office. 

Farr will executive produce with Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.

In addition to Hanna, the studio is also developing an adaptation of the book and Oscar-winning Meryl Streep-Robert Redford film Out of Africa from Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Night Manager director Susanne Bier. NBCUniversal International Studios is also producing the Chris Noth procedural Gone, which received a straight-to-series order in November.

TV remakes of movies continue to be a hot development trend. This season's broadcast pilots include TV reboots of Behind Enemy Lines at Fox, S.W.A.T. at CBS and What About Barb?, a female-driven version of What About Bob? at NBC.

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