Green Hornet Starts Shooting, Adds Wilkinson and Olmos
by Brandon Lee Tenney
September 3, 2009
Columbia Pictures sent out an official press release earlier today announcing the start of production on Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet. The revival of the long-standing film, television, radio, and comic book character about a vigilante crime-fighter stars Seth Rogen as the titular character with Jay Chou as his sidekick Kato. Along with the production update, Columbia also confirmed that the Old Man himself, Edward James Olmos, has joined the cast along with previously unannounced actors David Harbour (Revolutionary Road) and Tom Wilkinson (Valkyrie, Duplicity). They've rounded up one hell of a cast.
Tom Wilkinson, David Harbour, AND Edward James Olmos? Damn, can this film gain any more potential? With Gondry at the helm, I was sold. But it just keeps getting better. Though it's unannounced which roles these actors will be playing, put any of ’em on the screen and it'd take an act of The Final Destination-like failure to kill their chemistry. Let's roll, Kato. Over the past few months we've also announced other various actors who have joined the production, including Nicolas Cage as the "gangster villain" named Mr. X and Cameron Diaz as the love interest. The Green Hornet is set to debut on December 17th, 2010 next year.