It used to be the foulest-mouth kids around were the fourth graders on South Park. No more. Now we have 11-year-old Hit Girl, one of the stars of the upcoming indie movie Kick-Ass, and she's causing quite a dustup with her salty language in the movie's red-band trailer. (She's knows the C-word, people, and she's not afraid to use it.) The promo, dubbed too-hot-for-TV-and-theaters, has become quite the viral phenom, even though it's supposed to be available only to those over 17. Because, of course, nothing on the Internet ever spreads past its target demo, and no one knows how to get around those age barriers. And no studio would ever sell an R-rated flick to the young 'uns, right, Lionsgate? Naughty, naughty. One of the few remaining indie distributors in Hollywood, Lionsgate is the brilliant marketing machine behind the Saw and Hostel franchises. For Kick-Ass, it's succeeded in creating and stoking months' worth of buzz for a violent, low-budget film that's a hybrid of teen coming-of-age, black comedy, action, crime and a few other genres tossed in for good measure. Kick-Ass, based on the comic from fan favorite Mark Millar and starring Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe "Hit Girl" Moretz, opens April 16. Leave the children at home.
—Posted by T.L. Stanley