Jay Chou has been cast in the role of Kato in Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet. The actor replaces Stephen Chow who was originally on tap to play the role but bowed out shortly after deciding against directing the project.
“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,” Chou said.
The Green Hornet stars co-writer Seth Rogen in the lead role and is scheduled to hit theaters on July 9, 2010.