Cage in Kick-Ass cast
It amazes me that no matter how many rubbish films an actor can appear in, they still get work, and so it goes that Nicolas Cage has signed up to star in Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Millar's comic book Kick-Ass.
Cage is joined by Aaron Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz, but thankfully it won't be Cage taking the lead.
The story is about a high school nobody who decides to become a superhero, unfortunately he has no super powers or even any natural talent, and so his plan is complicated when he meets real talented bad guys with real guns.
According to Yahoo News the lead will be played by Aaron Johnson with Lyndsy Fonseca playing the woman he's infatuated with at high school. Nicolas Cage will play an ex-cop who wants to bring down a druglord and has trained his daughter, played by Chloe Moretz.
The film is being independently financed since the studios think it's far too violent to take to the big screen, and so that explains the smaller cast, but Cage? I think that these days as soon as you announce Cage in a role a film gets a certain taint to it.
He's far from a great actor, and the news from Cinema Blend that his latest film Bangkok Dangerous isn't getting any press screenings is a bad sign. His run of luck is continuing and there's nothing looking like it's going to break it.