Stephen Chow Hustles Out of The Green Hornet, Cameron Diaz May Jump in at Full Throttle
07.15.09 by Ryan
Stephen Chow's role in The Green Hornet has been slowly disintegrating over the past year. First, Chow was to direct and co-star, then just co-star, and now Chow is entirely removed from the project due to "scheduling conflicts."
Columbia pictures called Chow's exit "a mutual and amicable decision by both sides to move on," with the studio already "out to cast a new Kato." Director Michel Gondry and star Seth Rogen won't be left entirely stranded, though, as Cameron Diaz is in negotiations to join the movie, possibly as Rogen's love interest.
Production on The Green Hornet begins in September. Rogen and Evan Goldberg wrote the script, which is an adaptation loosely based on the advntures of the masked hero from radio, a 60's TV show, and comic books.