Lionsgate will release the film in North America April 16, 2010 with Focus Features Intl. distributing throughout the UK, Australia, Germany, Latin America, Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand.
The film stars Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Mark Strong.
Vaughn’s Marv Films independently financed the action feature, co-produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B.
Premise of "Kick-Ass" follows 'Dave Lizewski', a New York City high school student and only child of single father 'Greg Willer'. Dave takes an interest in comic books as inspiration to become a real-life vigilante hero, assembling a suit and mask, worn under his normal clothing.
But his first attempt at fighting crime results in a beating and stabbing, followed by him wandering through the streets before being hit by a car. Determined to retain his secret identity, Dave hides his costume before paramedics arrive.
After saving a man in need of assistance, an onlooker catches the scene on a cellphone camera and uploads it to YouTube, turning Dave Lizewski into a new sensation called 'Kick-Ass'.
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