Variety is reporting that Columbia Pictures is in early talks with Cage to play the gangster foil to the Green Hornet.
As well, Cameron Diaz is negotiating to play a reporter and love interest in the Michel Gondry-directed film that stars Seth Rogen as the masked crime fighter.
This casting news comes less than a week after Stephen Chow, who was going to play Hornet’s sidekick Kato, had to back out. The film is moving full-speed ahead with a fall start date for the production.
Rogen and Evan Goldberg, of Superbad and Pineapple Express previously, wrote the script and Neal Moritz is producing through his Original Films banner.
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