Just going on this trailer alone, Barely Lethal kind of looks like a mix between Kingsman: The Secret Service and my fifteen-year-old self that secretly wished he was a secret agent and that the whole school thing was just a cover. True story. Action and comedy very tricky to blend (Kingsman was an ok-ish example of when it can work) but Barely Lethal seems like it’s really going to go for it. Still, it kind of seems like a step back for star Hailee Steinfeld, who was so awesome in her debut film True Grit.
“16-year old Megan, played by Hailee Steinfeld, is an international assassin. Yearning for a “normal” adolescence, she fakes her death and enrolls as a high school senior in a suburban high school. She finds that being normal is a lot harder than it seems.”
Barely Lethal stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Jaime King and Samuel L. Jackson and is set for release in April, 2015.
Check out the trailer below –