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Morris Chestnut Joins Kick-Ass 2
And Robert Emms will be Insect Man

15 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Morris Chestnut Joins Kick-Ass 2

As director Jeff Wadlow gets ready to roll the cameras on Kick-Ass 2, he’s filling in some of the smaller roles. Just today, two actors have been added to the line-up, with Morris Chestnut and Robert Emms jumping aboard.

Chestnut, who was last seen in Think Like A Man, is on to play Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz)’s guardian, who takes over caring for her in the wake of Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage)’s death in the last movie. This time, Hit-Girl initially opts to retire from her life of ass kicking, but soon gets back in the game.

Emms, meanwhile, will be Insect Man, a part of a league known as Justice Forever and a former cop who fights crime after being disillusioned by the corruption and lack of competence of the Force.

Wadlow, who wrote the script and is directing under the guidance of Kick-Ass godfathers Mark Millar (who created the comic with John Romita Jr) and Matthew Vaughn, is aiming to start shooting next month for a US release date of June 28, 2013. He’s returning the likes of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and even Cage, for what we assume will be either a flashback or a dream sequence. Other new faces this time include John Leguizamo and Donald Faison.

The story about Chestnut’s casting also includes a mention of him booking a role on thriller The Hive with Halle Berry, but considering director Brad Anderson is editing the thing, let’s go ahead and assume he’s shot his work on that already. Emms, last seen in War Horse and Mirror Mirror, will next crop up in Broken.


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