Jessica Alba will join Samuel L Jackson and Hailee Steinfeld in Barely Lethal, the new action thriller from RKO Pictures.
To be directed by Kyle Newman, the film centres on Megan (Steinfeld), a 16-year-old international assassin who enrols in a suburban high school in hope of a more normal teenage life. Having faked her own death in order to break free of her old lifestyle, she’s soon diligently hunted down by a former associate.
Alba has been cast as Victoria Knox, the film’s villain and the character who pursues Megan. The actress is set to appear on our screens in a number of features over the next year, including the divorce comedy A.C.O.D and the upcoming Sin City sequel A Dame To Kill For, in which she’ll star alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Newman, who previously directed the 2009 film Fanboys, will shoot from an original screenplay written by John D’Arco, with the likes of Brett Ratner, John Cheng and Sukee Chew taking producing roles. Production on Barely Lethal is due to begin on the 17th October this year.
Jessica Alba Joins the Cast of Assassin Film ‘Barely Lethal’
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Jessica Alba Climbs Aboard Stretch
Jessica Alba has signed on to play a supporting role in writer-director Joe Carnahan’s latest, Stretch. She joins Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, Chris Pine, Brooklyn Decker, James Badge Dale, David Hasselhoff, Ray Liotta and Shaun Toub in the action-comedy, now in production.
Stretch follows one twisted night in which all hell breaks out over the streets of L.A. for one desperate driver. When a limo driver (Wilson) discovers that he only has one shift left to pay off a big debt, he goes from worried to hell-with-it-all daring. When the chauffeur picks up a reclusive billionaire (Pine) with some deviant appetites, he vows to fulfill the guy’s every request, no matter how weird, to score the big tip that could settle his score. But as the night grows stranger and the driver is pushed into some very dangerous encounters, he worries that the freak in his back seat might just be his final fare.
Jason Blum (The Purge, Insidious) produces the micro-budgeted Stretch for Blumhouse Productions alongside Carnahan and Tracy Falco (Blow).
Alba recently provided a voice for Escape From Planet Earth. Next up, she’ll pull double-duty for Robert Rodriguez, starring in both Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Stretch will hit theaters on March 21, 2014.
Jessica Alba to Star in Weightless
Myriad Pictures announced today that Jessica Alba is in final negotiations to star in Weightless, an original screenplay from Academy Award-nominated writer and first-time director Milo Addica (Monster’s Ball, Birth, The King). Alba will play the female lead of American astronaut, Maysie Overall. Myriad Pictures will begin pre-selling the film at the Berlin Film Festival this week.
Weightless is set in the near-future and is the story of Maysie Overall, a female astronaut who has dreamt of exploring outer space her whole life. Just as she is about to fulfill her life-long dream, she is unwittingly the cause of a tragic, fatal motorcycle accident. Rather than risk losing the opportunity to join the space shuttle’s next mission, Maysie chooses to ignore her conscience and flees the scene of the accident. Following the space shuttle’s successful flight, an unexpected mechanical failure causes the shuttle to crash on re-entry to earth. Maysie miraculously survives the crash. Once on the road to recovery, Maysie’s survival against the odds begins to needle her conscience and leads her to re-visit the scene of the fatal motorbike accident. Riddled with guilt, she cautiously reaches out to the victim’s family and meets the motorcycle rider’s brother, who is also a local police officer. Maysie then forms a unique bond with the victim’s brother that quickly evolves into a steamy affair. Maysie begins to find it impossible to suppress her deep-seeded feelings of guilt and keep the truth hidden that will ultimately set them both free.
Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico will produce with Steve Norris, alongside the UK’s Apollo Productions and its partners, Pinewood Studios and VFX powerhouse Double Negative.
Alba voices a character in next week’s Escape From Planet Earth and can be seen later this year in both Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
More 2011 Public Appearances Photos
 July 20th – Lucky Magazine & ThisNext Celebrate Partnership
 July 25th – The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
 July 31st – Spy Kids All The Time In The World 4D Los Angeles Premiere
 October 15th – The Clinton Foundation’s A Decade Of Difference Gala
 October 24th – Lincoln Center Presents An Evening With Ralph Lauren
 November 8th – Versace For H&M Fashion Event
 November 16th – Swarovski Elements Private Holiday Dinner
 November 22nd – Swarovski Elements & Rodeo Drive Lighting Ceremony With Jessica Alba
 December 2nd – March Of Dimes’ 6th Annual Celebration Of Babies Luncheon
 December 4th – Splendid Store Opening With Crafting Community & Baby2Baby
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2011 Public Appearances Photos
 June 6th – 2011 CFDA Fashion Awards
 June 9th – 2011 Covenant House California Gala Honoring James Cameron
 September 10th – 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards
 October 11th – Giorgio Armani Vanity Fair Party
 November 7th – 2011 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards
 November 10th – Armani Hotel Milano Opening
2012 Public Appearances
Since there are too many too list I will not be putting in a preview but click here to see images from events Jessica has attended up to early July.