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Action-packed news: Casting for Hanna announced, James Bobin directing British G.I. Joe

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Feb 8, 2018

Explosions! Thrills! Assassins! Angels! A roster of action-packed projects are coming to the small and big screens, and we've got the latest updates on them. Make sure your seat belt is fastened and you're watching the rear-view mirror for deadly teenagers and the antichrist because it's going to be a bumpy ride.

First up is HBO's TV adaptation of Joe Wright's Hanna. Saoirse Ronan starred as the eponymous character in the 2011 movie about a 16-year-old assassin being tracked across Europe by restless CIA agents. The show will follow a similar path as Esme Creed-Miles (Dark River) takes up the post of Hanna, Variety reports. She will be raised and trained in the wintry forests of northern Poland by her mercenary father, Erik. Joel Kinnaman (Suicide SquadAltered Carbon) has been cast in this role, which was played by Eric Bana in the movie. Tracking Hanna is the unforgiving agent Marissa, portrayed by Mireille Enos (World War Z, Electric Dreams).

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Enos is also joining another Amazon show, the six-part adaptation of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Variety adds. She will act alongside David Tennant and Michael Sheen, who play an angel and demon working to stop the antichrist from destroying the world. Jon Hamm and Michael McKean are also a part of that cast.

Over at Paramount, James Bobin (Alice Through The Looking Glass) has been tapped to direct a movie about Action Man, the British version of G.I. Joe, reports Deadline. Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2) was hired as screenwriter and Hasbro is in place to produce. Action Man will be released under the Paramount Players banner, which is also working on film versions of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and a live-action Dora the Explorer to be produced by Michael Bay.