Jessica Alba Tapped For ‘Barely Lethal’ Role

Jessica Alba is reportedly joining Samuel L. Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld in the new Kyle Newman movie “Barely Lethal”, Screen Daily is reporting.

The movie, set to begin production later this month, sets around Megan, a teenage assassin who is hunted by a former associate after she faked her own death and enrolled in a suburban high school.

The 32-year-old Alba is set to play Victoria Knox, the former handler and arch-nemesis of Megan, played by 16-year-old Steinfeld. Jackson will play Megan’s mentor.

“Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner will co-produce the film with John Cheng. The screenplay was written by John D’Arco.

No release date has been announced.

Alba, who previously starred in “Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World”, will next appear in the sequels “Machete Kills” and “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.” The mother of two will also appear in the coming-of-age drama “Dear Eleanor” opposite Luke Wilson, the action-comedy “Stretch” with Chris Pine and Patrick Wilson, and in the drama “How To Make Love Like An Englishman” alongside Pierce Brosnan and Kristin Scott Thomas.

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