Saoirse Ronan, James Gandolfini In Precious Writer’s Debut

Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher gets his leads for Violet & Daisy.

Posted 14th September 2010, 3:35pm in Saoirse Ronan, News
Saoirse Ronan, James Gandolfini In Precious Writer’s Debut

Saoirse Ronan and James Gandolfini have been confirmed to star in the directorial debut from Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher.

The man who adapted the book Precious for the big screen will start filming Violet & Daisy in New York at the end of the month, with Lovely Bones and Atonement star Ronan as a teenage assassin. Of course, that's exactly what she's just played in Joe Wright's Hanna, which is currently in post-production.

In Violet & Daisy she'll be one of a pair of teenagers lured into a "just another quick and easy job", report Variety, only to find the man they're supposed to kill is not what they expected. Ronan's up for Daisy, with Alexis Bledel rumoured for Violet, following Carey Mulligan's departure. Danny Trejo has also been linked to the film.