Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) has signed on to star in the indie comedy Barely Lethal for RKO Pictures.

The story centers on a girl named Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), who is raised at a boarding school that trains young assassins. When she relocates to another town and attends a regular high school, she realizes that the pressures of everyday teenage life is just as hard to deal with.

Kyle Newman (Fanboys) is directing from a screenplay by John D'Arco. Brett Ratner is producing through his Rat Entertainment company, alongside John Cheng and Hopscotch Pictures' Sukee Chew. No production schedule has been given.

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Hailee Steinfeld, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in True Grit, will next be seen in Romeo and Juliet, Can a Song Save Your Life?, and Ender's Game.

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