Christoph Waltz has signed on to play the villain in Columbia Pictures’ action comedy “The Green Hornet.”
Nicolas Cage was close to signing on but Austrian actor, who won the best actor award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his role in “Inglourious Basterds,” replaces him.
Waltz will play Chudnofsky, a Los Angeles crime boss who tries to unite the city’s various gangs in order to form a supermafia.
Along with title character Seth Rogen who is also one of the executive producers of the movie and co-writer of the screenplay with Evan Goldberg also a co-executive producer, additional stars remaining in the movie are Cameron Diaz (as Lenore Case) and Jay Chou (as Kato).
Rogen will star as Britt Reid, a bored playboy who inherits his father’s crusading newspaper, the Daily Sentinel. By night he is a masked hero, fighting crime with his sidekick Kato, who has incredible martial arts skills.
Diaz as Lenore Case will unwittingly help the titular hero and his associate on their first series of missions.
“The Green Hornet” was originally a 1930s radio program before, in subsequent years becoming a comic book series and a 1960s TV show in which the legendary Bruce Lee starred as Kato, the Green Hornet’s sidekick.
The movie is scheduled to be released on December 17, 2010.
More movie info, set photos you can find at “The Green Hornet” FilmoFilia Movie Page