Jay Chou to Play Kato in Green Hornet Flick

By: Celebuzz / August 8, 2009

Seth Rogen just got a new sidekick.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Taiwanese pop singer/actor Jay Chou will be playing the role of Kato in the upcoming Green Hornet film. Chou landed the part after actor Stephen Chow dropped out of the project.

“Jay is incredibly unique and charming and fights like a wild dog! When I filmed him next to Seth, they had such great chemistry,” enthuses director Michel Gondry.

For his part, Chou will try to distance himself from the Kato portrayed by martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, who originated the part for the screen.

“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,” Chou says.

Probably a smart move.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Jay Chou is the right choice to play Kato? If not Chou, then who?