Seth Rogen, star of KNOCKED UP, is in final talks to write, and possibly star in, Columbia's GREEN HORNET feature, reports VARIETY. In addition, he would exec produce with his co-writer Evan Goldberg.
He would take on the role of millionaire publisher-turned-masked crusader Brit Reid. The heavy-set actor is a far different choice for the part than previous contenders George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The superhero franchise began as a radio serial. Later it leapt to comics, film and a 1960s TV series, which has become a cult classic due to Bruce Lee's role as sidekick Kato.
The latest attempts to bring the character to the bigscreen have been long in the works. Universal first took a stab and than Kevin Smith and Miramax couldn't get the project off the ground. Producer Neal Moritz brought the project to Columbia, where Rogen produced his first script with Goldberg, the upcoming SUPERBAD.