Samuel L. Jackson will go from sending out the Avengers to save the world to mentoring teenage girls. We’re not sure which one sounds scarier. According to Variety, he’s joined a film called Barely Lethal starring Hailee Steinfeld.
Directed by Kyle Newman (Fanboys) from a script by John D’Arco, the movie features a young female assassin who fakes her own death only to resurface in a regular high school. Steinfeld plays the assassin while Jackson’ is her mentor.
Brett Ratner is producing Barely Lethal, which will open sometime in 2014.