After wowing in Atonement and The Lovely Bones Saoirse Ronan is one of the brightest young stars to emerge from this country in years. We know that she has just wrapped up shooting on Joe Wright’s next movie Hanna, where she plays a teenage assassin, but what is she going to star in next?

Turns out she is set to play another teenage assassin in the directorial debut from Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, Violet & Daisy. Obviously the Carlow lass has no fear about being typecast.

Ronan joins former Soprano James Gandolfini for the Precious writer’s version of his own script, with the story following two teenage girls who become assassins. The job is meant to be quick and easy, but takes a turn for the worse when the girls discover the target is not who they think he is.

Filming is scheduled to start in September 27 in New York, for a 2012 release. I’ll be keeping my eye on this one.

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