Nicolas Cage Is Ready to 'Kick-Ass'
'Bangkok Dangerous' star, Aaron Johnson and Lyndsy Fonseca join the comic book adaptation.
Also joining the big screen version of the Mark Millar comic are Lyndsy Fonseca and Chloe Moretz.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson plays the main character, a high school dweeb who doesn't let his lack of skills and powers keep him from trying to become a superhero. When he runs into actual supervillains, this not-quite-hero runs into some problems.
Fonseca plays the dweeb's love interest, while Cage is a former cop trying to take down a crime boss. Moretz plays the daughter of Cage's character.
Also cast in the film is Christopher Mintz-Plasse ("Superbad").
Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust") is directing the independently finance film, which will shoot in London and Toronto this fall.
Johnson is a relative newcomer. The British actor appeared in "Shanghai Knights" and "The Illusionist" as well as in the TV shows "Talk to Me" and "Nearly Famous."
Last seen in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" and "Next," "Cage has " Bangkok Dangerous" and "Knowing" in the can.
Fonseca's credits include " How I Met Your Mother" and " Big Love."