Video Interview: HANNA Director Joe Wright


Joe Wright is responsible for the 2007 Oscar-winning film, ATONEMENT. I feel in love with ATONEMENT hard, and have paid close attention to Wright ever since. Two years ago, he directed his highly anticipated follow-up, THE SOLOIST, starring Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., which strangley released unnoticed to most people. Well, Wright is back this year with his attempt at the action genre with HANNA, and I’m certain he’s going to make an impact.

Despite Zack Snyder’s unsuccessful attempt at girl power cinema, Wright’s HANNA is simply marvelous and well-illustrated (our review coming soon). Here’s the first in my three-part interview series for HANNA, where I sat down with Wright and we discussed the style he used for shooting and what HANNA is saying about women in film. Check out the video interview after the break.

Fun fact: ATONEMENT was the first film screening that GATW attended as official press.