Sophie Turner has joined the cast of BARELY LETHAL alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba. The story follows a 17-year-old international assassin (Steinfeld) yearning for a “normal” adolescence who fakes her own death and enrolls as a senior in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that being popular can be more painful than getting water-boarded.
Turner will play an undercover agent who enrolls in high school to help capture Steinfeld. And just like that I’m completely on board for this movie. Not because of Turner, who I’m sure will be great, but because her character makes me rethink the tone of this movie. And I think it’ll be decidedly more comedic than I previously thought. Hell, maybe they’ll let Jackson drop an f-bomb or two.
John D’Arco wrote the script on spec that Kyle Newman (“Fanboys”) will direct. Producing will be Ted Hartley, Vanessa Coifman, Sukee Chew, Brett Ratner and John Cheng.
Turner is best known as Sansa Stark in “Game of Thrones.” She’s also attached to star in “Another Me.”
She is repped by CAA.