Hailee Steinfeld Stars in First Trailer for Kyle Newman's 'Barely Lethal'
"She will destroy you!" Don't mess with Hailee. We've been curious about this new movie from Fanboys director Kyle Newman, called Barely Lethal, and now we have a first look by way of a trailer. Hailee Steinfeld stars as Megan Walsh in a Hit-Girl-esque story about a young trained assassin who tries to return to normal life (and high school) and fit in. She's joined in the cast by Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, Dan Fogler, Jaime King, Sophie Turner, and Thomas Mann from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I hate to say it, but this looks a bit cliche though I'm not sure if we should blame the trailer editing or what. I'm still curious to see it but not sure how it's different than the Hit-Girl story we got in the Kick-Ass movies.
Official synopsis from YouTube: "A teenage special ops agent coveting a 'normal' adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage." Barely Lethal is directed by filmmaker Kyle Newman (of Fanboys and other music videos previously) from a screenplay by John D'Arco (a gaffer making his feature debut). The film was recently given an R-rating for "sexual material and teen drinking" but is being appealed by the distributors. A24 FIlms is releasing in the US, but no release date has been set yet' expect it sometime in 2015. Stay tuned for more updates beyond this and check out the official website.