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Hailee Steinfeld has already proven that she has true grit, now she’s going to prove that she has a little “Hanna” in her, too. Or at least, that’s the premise of her latest movie, “Barely Lethal”, which judging by the title, I think it’s probably safe to say that this won’t be a straight action movie, but more action-comedy with lots of teen angst thrown in.
Steinfeld will star in the film for RKO and producer Brett Ratner, about “Megan, who is raised at a boarding school that trains children to be assassins. She has a quirky sense of humor but is clueless about normal life, so when she relocates to a small rural town she discovers dealing with high school is just as hard.”
Sounds a bit like a recent web series called “Aim High” about a teenage Government assassin who also finds high school to be a lot tougher than killing bad guys for Uncle Sam. Check out a trailer for that below.
Ever since “True Grit”, Steinfeld has been a pretty busy gal, with roles in the long-awaited “Ender’s Game” sci-fi adaptation coming up, along with another “Romeo and Juliet” take and the Kevin Costner actioner “Three Days to Kill”.
Kyle Newman will direct “Barely Lethal” from a script by John D’Arco.
Via : Deadline