Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson and Lyndsy Fonseca will star in Kick-Ass, Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the hyper-violent comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
The Marvel/Icon series follows high-school nerd Dave Lizewski, who reinvents himself as a superhero.
Eighteen-year-old British actor Johnson (The Thief Lord, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging) stars as Dave, while Fonseca plays the object of his infatuation. Cage is an ex-police officer who wants to bring down a drug lord, and has trained his daughter — Chloe Moretz (Dirty Sexy Money), cast earlier — as a lethal weapon.
Last week it was announced that Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) will play Red Mist, the son of a mobster who tries to discover the main character’s identity.
Related: Slashfilm matches photos of the actors with images of their characters.