Focus Features has confirmed Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan will reunite with Atonement director Joe Wright in the lead role in Hanna.

Shooting is scheduled to take place around Europe later this year on the story of a 14-year-old raised by her ex-military father in the Swedish wilderness who battles US intelligence agencies across Europe to be reunited with her father.

David Farr and Seth Lochhead wrote the screenplay and Leslie Holleran, Scott Nemes and Marty Adelstein are producing.

Further casting will be announced in due course. Focus Features holds worldwide rights.