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Samuel L. Jackson Gets Barely Lethal
With Hailee Steinfeld

15 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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While the high-concept pitch sounds like a Disney teen movie, the cast for Barely Lethal is making us think it could be a little more interesting than that. Samuel L. Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld have signed on to star in the assassin comedy.

Fanboys director Kyle Newman is set to call the shots for the comedy, which sees a 16 year-old international assassin (Steinfeld) aching to experience a more normal life. So she decides to fake her death and enrol in a suburban high school.

Jackson, who has been spending time in the last few years wrangling superheroes as Nick Fury, will find his skills (and his patience) tested further as the mentor who initially trains the young woman.

His presence in a film about an assassin who gives up her career for a normal life is giving us flashbacks to The Long Kiss Goodnight, but Shane Black won’t be around to write this one – the script is by John D’Arco.

Steinfeld will next be seen in Ender’s Game and the new take on Romeo And Juliet. She’s also worked on Can A Song Save Your Life?. Jackson will crop up as a voice in DreamWorks’ snail ‘toon Turbo and as part of the cast for the Oldboy remake. He’s also in RoboCop and will return as Fury for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


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