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Hailee Steinfeld to join burgeoning ranks of teen assassins in Barely Lethal

Hailee Steinfeld, who carried the Coen Brothers' remake of True Grit at the tender age of 14, has joined the storied ranks of young female thespians to play killers-for-hire. (Ranks that primarily include Saoirse Ronan.) Steinfeld will star in Barely Lethal, with Fanboys director Kyle Newman behind the camera and Brett Ratner producing.

Steinfeld plays Megan, a teenage assassin who fakes her death and tries to blend in at a suburban high school, all to try to avoid archenemy Jessica Alba. While all other plot details are still under wraps, one can assume Alba's evil plan is to torture Steinfeld by forcing her to watch the Fantastic Four movies.

Samuel L. Jackson also appears as Steinfeld's mentor, because of his contractual obligation to appear in every single movie.

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