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The Women From “Assassination Nation” Prove Lookers Can Kill

Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, and Bella Thorne star in the film that opens today.

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Opening nationwide today, Assassination Nation is hitting theaters with an R-rating for “disturbing bloody violence, strong sexual material including menace, pervasive language, and for drug and alcohol use — all involving teens.”

That rating should make it clear that, despite being based around a set of high school girlfriends dealing with the fallout of a wave of anonymous data hacks in their small town, Sam Levinson’s dark satire is far from an after-school special.

The quartet at the center of the film – Lily (Odessa Young), Bex (Hari Nef), Sarah (Suki Waterhouse) and Em (Abra) – hunt for the hacker who exposed the town’s secrets (with Bella Thorne’s Reagan playing a part) and, as the R-rating’s description suggests, things get bloody.

So bloody in fact that the film’s distributor reportedly had issues placing ads for the movie on both social media and traditional billboards, so you might not have heard a lot about it.

But, given that Young, Nef, Waterhouse, Abra, and Thorne are involved, we thought you’d like to know about the film and its stars.

Here’s the trailer and then let’s meet the killer crew.


Suki Waterhouse
Age: 26
Hometown: London
What you know her from: In addition to appearing in Insurgent and The Bad Batch, Waterhouse has her own direct-to-consumer accessories brand, Pop & Suki, that she co-founded with her best friend Poppy Jamie. Waterhouse also dated Bradley Cooper for more than a year.

 

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Abra
Age: N/A
Hometown: Queens
What you know her from: A singer, songwriter, and producer, Abra grew up in London and is now based in Atlanta. Signed to Awful Records, the self-proclaimed “Darkwave Duchess” does not have any other acting credits under her stylish belt so Assassination Nation will be her introduction to those unfamiliar with her music career.

 

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Hari Nef
Age: 25
Hometown: Philadelphia
What you know her from:  The first transgender model and actress to sign with IMG Worldwide, Nef walked the runway at New York Fashion Week in spring of 2015 to much fanfare. Part of the same agency as Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid, Nef doesn’t have a ton of on-screen experience but has appeared most extensively in the TV show Transparent.

 

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Odessa Young
Age: 2o
Hometown: Sydney
What you know her from: It wasn’t popular on this side of the equator, but Young was in a 2016 adaptation of The Daughter and became the youngest actress ever to receive an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for her performance. She has also starred in a comedy-drama web series about a teen struggling with bipolar disorder called High Life.

 

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Bella Thorne
Age: 20
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida
What you know her from: The lead of the drama series Famous in Love, Thorne is just as well-known for social media presence as her acting. A favorite of tabloids, the former child actor directs and stars in her own music videos and has a number of films coming out in the next few weeks.

 

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