After earning a BAFTA nod for the short film "Crocodile Snap," Wright was awarded a filmmaking scholarship with the BBC. He went on to direct several television projects before making his feature-film debut with the critically acclaimed period piece Pride & Prejudice (2005).
Wright earned kudos again for his adaptation of Ian McEwan's sweeping epic, Atonement (2007). The film won an Oscar for its original score, and Wright received BAFTA and Golden Globe nods for Best Director.
Hanna is a teenager raised in isolation and trained by her father, an ex-CIA operative, to become a highly skilled assassin. Longing for a normal life, Hanna chooses to come out of hiding but soon becomes targeted by the U.S. government.