Mandi Bierly
September 13, 2010 AT 04:00 PM EDT

Geoffrey Fletcher, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who adapted Precious, will make his directorial debut with his script Violet & Daisy, Variety reports. The Lovely Bones’ Saoirse Ronan will star as one of two teenage female assassins, who are caught off-guard on a job when their target isn’t what they expected. James Gandolfini will costar.

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