Samuel L. Jackson is in final talks to star in Barely Lethal. We first reported on the project last month, when Hailee Steinfeld signed on.

The story centers on Megan (Hailee Steinfeld), a 16-year-old girl who has been raised at an elite boarding school that trains teenage assassins. She decides to fake her own death and enroll at a local high school, to get a taste of "normal" high school life, which she soon learns is not all it's cracked up to be. Samuel L. Jackson will play Megan's mentor and trainer.

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Kyle Newman (Fanboys) is directing from a screenplay by John D'Arco, with Brett Ratner producing alongside John Cheng, Ted Hartley, Vanessa Coifman, and Sukee Chew. No production schedule was given.

Samuel L. Jackson lends his voice to the DreamWorks Animation comedy Turbo this summer, and he will next be seen in RoboCop.