Jim Carrey says he cannot support the level of violence shown in director Jeff Wadlow's forthcoming film Kick-Ass 2. Set to release in August, the film also stars Aaron Taylor Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, Donald Faison and Robert Emms in the lead roles
The 51-year-old has taken this decision after reading about December's Connecticut school massacre. Also, just weeks after Carrey wrapped his work on the movie, 20 children and six adults were killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School here and the headline-hitting atrocity made the actor rethink his commitment to the project.
"I did Kick-Ass a month before Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience, I cannot support that level of violence," Jim Carrey posted on Twitter, reports dailystar.co.uk. The Hollywood actor added, "My apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart." (IANS)
Kick-Ass 2 is a superhero film based on the comic book of the same name and Hit-Girl, which are written by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The movie is all about the costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joining with a group of normal citizens, who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.