First Look: Seth Rogen and Jay Chou in The Green Hornet


So, wondering what Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet and Jay Chou as his sidekick Kato looks like in Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet”? Well, wonder no more. Yahoo has your first look at the two actors in their respective roles. So, convinced that Rogen can play a superhero yet? How about Chou as Kato? Or do these images just confirm your suspicions that Rogen was miscast?

Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.

Starring Christoph Waltz, Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Edward Furlong, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, Jay Chou, Chad Colema, Sterling Cooper, Analeigh Tipton, David Harbour, Eddie Rouse, and directed by Michel Gondry.

The hornet stings January 14, 2011.

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  • Dominique

    Regardless of how good he is, Rogen at least shows he's comitted to the film. Compared to his size in “Pineapple Express” the dude lost mad weight.

  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Agreed on that. But otherwise I'm not sold on this. I'm really scared they didn't take the property seriously and it's gonna end up like the modern version of the 60's Batman show. The Green Hornet didn't do well as a show because it DID take itself seriously while the Batman show did well BECAUSE it was campy. I see a definite about face with this film. I'm hoping I'm wrong.

    LOL this is hilarious cause Nix and I were just discussing the fan film that took it VERY seriously.

  • ErickKwon

    If I had to go with someone from the Apatow/Rogen stable, I still think James Franco would be a better Green Hornet, but the above quote and photos still don't tell me if this is going to be like “Batman” '89/”The Shadow” or “The Dark Knight”/”Iron Man 1.”