Jay Chou Officially Cast as Kato in Rogen's Green Hornet
by Alex Billington
August 7, 2009
Forget what we said last week about Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo being cast as Kato in Seth Rogen's The Green Hornet, because apparently that was 100% wrong. Sony has confirmed via a press release today (read it here) that they've cast Taiwanese actor Jay Chou in the role instead. Chou is a singer and actor (much like Korean star Rain) and a huge star throughout Asia and will definitely draw international crowds. “Jay is incredibly unique and charming and fights like a wild dog! When I filmed him next to Seth, they had such great chemistry, and I knew the movie will be great," director Michel Gondry said about casting him.
"It's an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee. I won't try to be Bruce Lee's Kato – I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part. Of course, it's a dream role, and I'm looking forward to the challenge." A classic character of film, television, radio, and comic books returns to the big screen in Columbia Pictures' feature film The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen as the vigilante crime-fighter. This being directed by Michel Gondry from a screenplay written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, based upon "The Green Hornet" radio series. The Green Hornet is set to hit theaters on July 9th, 2010.
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
I like JC but I was SOOOOO looking forward to KSW ! boo
mhon on Aug 7, 2009
I just hope when Green Hornet hits and it proves to be a good film, everyone will acknowledge Rogen is actually a talent in the writing game and the acting game.
Xerxex on Aug 7, 2009
I kind of like the guy that played Storm Shadow for this...when I first saw the picture, I thought it was him.
James on Aug 7, 2009
Jay Chou is definately one of the biggest names in Taiwan/China from what my friends tell me. Very interesting choice... gonna go youtube him
teyhtr on Aug 7, 2009
Oh snap! Jay Chou. This oughtta be real interesting. His music is really calming & soothing well atleast some of his music, his video for Fearless was cool. Although a lot of people say that he isn't a real person in terms of music.
comingsoon.net on Aug 7, 2009
oh lord...... Jay indeed is a famous pop star in Greater China, however his acting skills.... meh. anyways, nowadays any "actor" can do play kungfu/martial arts in a movie... i really hope they hire a good choreographer for this film. (Yuen Wo-Ping pleeeeeaaaaseeee~)
Major Kusanagi on Aug 7, 2009
There's hope... but I'm telling you all... July 9, 2010 is pushing it. I expect a release date pushback.
SS on Aug 7, 2009
hi every one they made a huge mistake by choosing that ugly person and he do look like rain cuz they both ugly while they should've choosen kwon sang woo he's the best actor in the world they're really stupid don't u see ksw is a really talented actor but it can't be heelped that they're stupid i hate seth rogen
dina on Aug 8, 2009
r u kidding me HE SINGS HE DOESNT FIGHT AND HIS ACTING IS EVEN MORE TERRIBLE THEN HIS SINGING
eric on Aug 8, 2009
More and more this project is looking to be the Speed Racer of 2010. I just have a feeling that this will be disastrous.
Corran Horn on Aug 8, 2009
rofl, the guy who play Takumi from the Hong Kong live action Initial D movie
pkakira88 on Aug 8, 2009
He's a OK singer, but not really an actor.
Nathalie on Aug 9, 2009
Please #8, do go on. I think you had more to say.
Korm on Aug 10, 2009
JaY chou I like your movie inicial D ,handsome boy I luv uuuuu
fitri on Aug 12, 2009
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