Hailee Steinfeld Stars in First Trailer for Kyle Newman's 'Barely Lethal'

March 18, 2015
Source: YouTube

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.

Here's the first international trailer for Kyle Newman's Barely Lethal, from YouTube (via The Playlist):

Barely Lethal Poster

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.

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  • qweqwu
    • bumboclot
      I've seen better fan made joke trailers on youtube. How do big actors get into such garbage?
  • Sky
    Yea that trailer was edited for a VHS in the 90s
    • Oblique
      haha right after the Airbud 10 trailer.
      • Ryan
  • kitano0
    What a mess. Unfortunately, I think Miss Steinfeld might have peaked with "True Grit".
    • kitano0
      Oh, and it seems Jeff Bridges did too (please Jeff, redeem yourself soon)
  • shiboleth
    Oh no, hell no ...
  • Steven
    WTF is Nick Fury doing in this rubbish!!
    • Fatal Error
  • Guest
    This crap was filmed back in 2013, and was pushed back twice. Yeah, it's awful.
  • TV_Seat
  • RAW_D
    "A24 FIlms is releasing in the US, but no release date has been set yet' expect it sometime in 2015." Because this is going straight to VOD and Blu-Ray/DVD. If this gets a theatrical release, I just may have to believe that hell hath frozen over.
  • Nielsen700
    So that guy's named Cash? That's so fucking money!
    What is this?
  • Carl Manson
    Whoa that was bad. And was I the only one who got the Victoria Knox pun? Is she supposed to be a swiss army knife of skills or something? Or perhaps she always carries a toothpick and a pair of scissors wherever she goes.
  • David Diaz
    It's like someone said "Hey, let's put a horrible punk rock song throughout the entire trailer and make it loud to make it hard to hear the dialogue." Not that we'd want to anyways.
  • mooreworthy




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