Teen Action-Comedy 'Barely Lethal' Wins Appeal to Overturn R Rating
Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba star in the movie.
Teen action-comedy Barely Lethal is no longer rated R.
On Thursday, the Classification and Rating Appeals Board overturned the R rating given to the movie for sexual material and teen drinking. Barely Lethal, starring Hailee Steinfeld, is now rated PG-13 for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence.
Late last month, DirecTV and A24 Film picked up U.S. rights to the film and are reportedly planning an April release on DirecTV and in select theaters, although no official date has been set.
The film, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba, follows a 16-year-old trained assassin (Steinfeld) who runs away to live a normal high school life, only to discover that fitting in isn't as easy as she would have hoped.
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, Jaime King, Thomas Mann, Rob Huebel and Dove Cameron round out the cast.
Brett Ratner and John Cheng produced Barely Lethal via their RatPac Entertainment, along with Hopscotch Pictures' Sukee Chew and RKO Pictures' Ted Hartley and Vanessa Coifman. Main Street Films, which holds the U.S. rights, also is a producer on the movie.