Another exciting entry to the Special Presentations section is Precious screenwriter, Geoffrey Fletcher’s directorial debut Violet & Daisy which stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as a pair of teenage assassins who believe they’ve landed a straightforward assignment but soon find themselves thrown off their game when their latest target isn’t who they expected. The film co-stars James Gandolfini, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Danny Trejo.
Violet & Daisy, the whimsical story of a teenager’s surreal and violent journey through New York City, follows Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan as Daisy. With her volatile partner-in-crime Violet, played by Alexis Bledel, the two young assassins face a series of opponents, including one unusually mysterious man (James Gandolfini), in a life-altering encounter. The film, written and directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), also stars Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Danny Trejo.