Barely lethal is an upcoming action-comedy that has not been receiving alot of attention as it approaches its limited release date in the United States.the film looks to be an interesting addition to the spy-action comedy genre but it is unclear if it will be a success for the studio that financed the project ( looking at you A24 ).This film definitely has an interesting cast but it looks like it could face problems if the trailer was a clear indication of what to expect from this movie.
here is the basic plot synopsis:
16-year old Megan (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.
Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program in the process being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures and life being in this environment.
The plot synopsis sounds a bit cheesy but somewhat serviceable considering the subject matter.The trailer for this film is already up on youtube and has gotten some negative buzz. Some have been quick to call it a half-baked hit-girl movie and a wannabe kingsman: the secret service knock-off. The movie has even been called the prodigal son of the spy kids movies. All of those reactions seem to indicate that very few people are looking forward to this movie but then again, the film has its target audience and that could be the difference between a flop and a money-maker.
Barely lethal infiltrates theaters on May 29,2015. the film is directed by Kyle Newman. The film stars Hailee Steinfeld,Sophie Turner,Jessica Alba,Dove Cameron,Jaime Murray,Samuel L. Jackson, and and Rachel Harris.