[Movies] Jessica Alba Joins The Cast Of Barely Lethal Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.27.2013
Starring with Samuel L. Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld...
Screen Daily reports that Jessica Alba has joined the cast of RKO Pictures' action film Barley Legal. She joins a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). Highland Film Group will handle international sales and will attempt to sell the film at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Production begins on October 17 with Kyle Newman directing. John D'Arco wrote the script. Brett Ratner and John Cheng will produce for Rat Entertainment with Sukee Chew for Hopscotch Pictures, Ted Hartley and RKO's Vanessa Coifman.
The film follows Megan, a teenage assassin who is hunted by a former associate after she fakes her own death and joins a suburban high school. Alba will play Victoria Knox, the villain and the one chasing Megan.
Alba's next films include A.C.O.D., Stretch, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Dear Eleanor and the IFC mini-series The Spoils Of Babylon.