Directed by Michael Gondry, The Green Hornet
, which opened this weekend on January 14, is based upon a character first popularized in a national radio series that ran from 1939-1952. It subsequently also was adapted into comic books and also made its way to the small screen as a single-season ABC television series in1966 that starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet
and sent Bruce Lee, who played Kato, on the road to stardom.
In the film, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked vigilante, the Green Hornet
, to fight crime after his father’s mysterious death. It stars Seth Rogen as Britt Reid, the Green Hornet
and Jay Chou as Kato. The film also stars Oscar winner Christoph Walz as evil villain Chudnofsky, Cameron Diaz as leading lady Lenore Case and Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson as the Green Hornet’s
father, James Reid.
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