Students perform in big-budget film


On the chilly Saturday morning of Nov. 9, 2013, Decatur students from the band and cheerleading team gathered on the field at 7:30 AM to play parts of extras in the upcoming action movie “Barely Lethal.” The film stars Hailee Steinfeld; she plays a teen assassin who enrolls in a suburban high school in an effort to lead a normal life. The filmmakers shot a scene involving the star on the Decatur field, with the band members and cheerleaders performing at the fictional school’s pep rally practice. See the slideshow below for a first-hand look at the 10-hour shoot.