Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who will forever be known as McLovin from Superbad, is in negotiations to join Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, an adaptation of the comic by Mark Millar.
The film’s violent nature has caused movie studios to steer away from making it, so Stardust director Matthew Vaughn has had to raise the $30 million for the indie project himself.
Kick-Ass, written by Millar and drawn by John Romita Jr., follows a high school dweeb who attempts to reinvent himself as a real-world costumed superhero named Kick-Ass who seems doomed to failure because he’s not athletic or coordinated until he runs into real bad guys with real weapons.
Mintz-Plasse will play the Red Mist, the angry teen son of a mobster who tries to find uncover Kick-Ass’ identity. The main character, Dave Lizewski, has not yet been cast and Vaughn is apparently talking to several high-profile actors to play parents or mobsters.
Matthew Vaughn was set to directed X-Men 3 before pulling out weeks before filming. He then moved on to direct the well received Stardust, and had been working on the script for Marvels Thor before leaving the project to work on Kick-Ass.