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Nic Cage To Kick Ass

Nicolas Cage will KICK-ASS in director Matthew Vaughn's big screen adaptation of the comic from Mark Millar, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Lyndsy Fonseca are also part of the cast. KICK-ASS, written by Millar and illustrated by John Romita, Jr. from Marvel Comics, is about a dorky high school student (Johnson) who is determined to become a superhero despite no ability. Fonseca will play the girl the hero has a crush on, who thinks he's gay.

Cage will play a former cop who has trained his daughter to be a lethal weapon and has aims to bring down a drug lord.

Vaughn and his Marv Films partner Kris Thykier are producing the independently-financed film. Major studios were hesitant to front the money to adapt the violent and bloody comic. David Reed is also producing.

Shooting in Toronto and London will begin this fall.