Samuel L. Jackson is going to be training kids to be killers, at least he will if he closes a deal to star in Barely Lethal, which Variety reports he’s in talks for. Assuming he does sign on, he’ll join Hailee Steinfeld in the movie.
The film is about Megan (Steinfeld), a 16-year-old girl who has been raised at an elite boarding school that trains teenage assassins. She decides to fake her own death and enroll at a local high school to get a taste of “normal” high school life, which she soon learns is not all it’s cracked up to be. Samuel L. Jackson will play Megan’s mentor and trainer.
Kyle Newman (Fanboys) is directing from a screenplay by John D’Arco. It isn’t clear when it will shoot.