Cage, Johnson To Kick-Ass

Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson (“Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging”) and Lyndsy Fonseca (TV’s “Big Love,” “Desperate Housewives”) are joining the cast of Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The adaptation of the violent comic book by Mark Millar (“Wanted”), the story centers on a high school dweeb named Dave Lizewski (Johnson) who decides to become a superhero even though he has no athletic ability or coordination.

Things change when he eventually runs into real bad guys with real weapons. Fonseca plays the object of the teen’s infatuation who believes Dave is gay. Cage is a former cop who wants to bring down a druglord and has trained his daughter (Chloe Moretz) to be a lethal weapon.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse also stars in the independently financed project which begins shooting this Fall in London and Toronto.