Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For KITE Starring Samuel L. Jackson

What’s Samuel L. Jackson’s next badass role? Staunch protector of a teenage killer. The legendary actor stars in the upcoming film KITE, a cult classic anime that’s been adapted into an action-packed thriller starring India Eisley (best known for her role on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager). Directed by Ralph Ziman, KITE tells the story of Sawa (Eisley), a young girl whose parents get killed in a gruesome double murder.

With the help of her father’s ex-partner Karl (Jackson) and a mysterious friend from her past (The Great Gatsby’s Callan McAuliffe), Sawa navigates the corrupt society she grew up in, and becomes a merciless teenage assassin who will stop at nothing to seek revenge upon her parents’ murderer.

KITE will premiere exclusively on DIRECTV on August 28 and will be released in theaters on October 10.

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