Trivia / Hanna

  • The Danza: Eric Bana plays Erik.
  • Fake American: Australian Cate Blanchett plays the Southern accented CIA operative Marissa. The double she uses to interogate Hanna (who keeps the accent) is played by British Michelle Dockery.
  • Fake Brit: Averted. The only people in the main cast who actually play true to their nationality are the British family.
  • Fake Nationality: To complement the fake American, we have Australian Eric Bana and Irish Saoirse Ronan playing Germans. English Tom Hollander also dons a somewhat vague nationality as Isaacs (possibly German).
  • Playing Against Type: With no less than three different actors!
    • Saoirse Ronan has been known primarily for her roles in Atonement and The Lovely Bones. Hanna's a bit more of role.
    • Cate Blanchett, the Aussie rose to end all Aussie roses, is a Smug Snake of a CIA agent who isn't afraid to shed some blood.
    • Tom Hollander, known for characters with a refined diginity such as the nice vicar from Rev, or his idiot politician in In the Loop, or his villainous role in the 2nd and 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Here he's a full-tilt leering Depraved Bisexual assassin with a fondness for canary-yellow jumpsuits and relishes the suffering of his victims.
  • Sleeper Hit: It didn't get much attention before its release and it's still a little obscure, but it was a commercial success and was well-received by critics and audiences alike.