Jay Chou Is Kato In “Green Hornet”

Asian pop star Jay Chou (“The Curse of the Golden Flower”) has landed the role of Kato in the upcoming new film version of “The Green Hornet” for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Director Michel Gondry helms this new screen incarnation of the radio serial hero from the 40’s and TV show hero from the 60’s. Seth Rogen stars as the titular hero and co-wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg.

Stephen Chow walked away from the sidekick role, made famous by Bruce Lee in the 60’s series, last month. On top of that, “Battlestar Galactica” star Edward James Olmos tells Hollywood Snitch that he has a role in the project.

Neal H. Moritz produces the film which is slated for release next Summer.