“Assassination Nation” is itale of four high school girls seeking payback — with guns, knives, and baseball bats — from a mysterious hacker circulating their compromising selfies and texts. Bidders hoped to capitalize on the current international dialogue towards female empowerment while tapping into the persistent threat of online predators.
Audiences cheered during the film’s trigger warning at the January 20 premiere. Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Bella Thorne, and Joel McHale star. In 2011, Levinson collected Sundance’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for “Another Happy Day.”