Jessica Alba is turning scheming villainess, which might be going against type but Fanboys director Kyle Newman’s thinks it’s a good idea for his new film, Barely Lethal, as he’s cast her as the movie’s antagonist, according to ScreenDaily.
Hailee Steinfeld is set to plat as Megan, a teenage assassin who has spent her whole life at an elite boarding school where she has been trained to kill. Yearning for a normal life, she fakes her own death and escapes, enrolling in a suburban high school. Jessica Alba plays Victoria Knox, who is furious that Megan has given up the killing life and so chases after her.
Samuel L Jackson will be Steinfeld’s mentor, with Newman directing from a script by John D’Arco. Barely Lethal starts shooting in October.