The story centers on a high school dweeb named Dave Lizewski 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.
Aaron Johnson plays title character, while Lyndsy 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 (Moretz) to be a lethal weapon.
Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass is, we are assured, a different sort of superhero movie, one with actual injuries and some serious amounts of violence. And it’s one we’re looking forward to immensely, so we’re delighted to bring you a first look at the movie’s Hit Girl, aka Mindy.
Played by Chloe Moretz, Mindy’s a pre-teen assassin who’s been trained by her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) since the age of four. “Think Jodie Foster, Natalie Portman and Uma Thurman rolled into one. She’s an 11 year-old and she’s the ultimate assassin. She kills, I think, 20 people in a minute.”