Nicolas Cage has been cast in Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cage will play a former cop named Big Daddy who is trying to bring down a druglord and has trained his 11 year old daughter (Chloe Moretz) to be “a lethal weapon”.
Meanwhile, Aaron Johnson has been cast as the title character, a 15-year-old boy named Dave Lizewski who attempts to become a real-life superhero. 21-year-old Lyndsy Fonseca will play high school hottie and Dave’s crush Katie Deauxma, who thinks he is gay. Ha!
Movie studios passed on the project due to the mixture of bloody violence and the involvement of a underage teen, but Vaughn believed in the project so much that he raised $30 million to produce it himself. Go Matthew Vaughn!