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Hailee Steinfeld gets her badass on in first images from Barely Lethal

The first images have emerged online from Barely Lethal, Kyle Newman’s kids-with-guns actioner starring Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage badass.

The new film casts Steinfeld as a youthful Special Ops Agent, who fakes her own death in order to have a crack at a normal life as a high school student.

Sadly for her, it turns out that going civilian is trickier than she’d expected, and high school brings a whole host of social pitfalls she would never previously have encountered.

On top of that, her old handlers aren’t about to let her go without a struggle, and have recruited another student to track her down and bring her back in.

Directed by Newman and co-starring Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson and Sophie Turner, Barely Lethal will open in the US in 2014, with a specific release date yet to be confirmed.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.