According to Spoiler TV, a new casting call is making the rounds and its for the part of Kato in Michel Gondry's upcoming The Green Hornet. The film is set to star Seth Rogen and was written by Rogen with his Superbad writing partner Evan Goldberg. Stephen Chow was originally supposed to direct the film, but when he dropped out, Rogen stated that the indelible action director would still be playing Kato. Well, that no longer seems to be the case.
Here is the casting call for the part:
[KATO] ALL ASIAN ETHNICITIES, Male, 20's - early 40's. Brit Reid's manservant/chauffeur by day and Green Hornet's martial arts-skilled sidekick by night sptv050769. Actor doesn't have to have Martial Arts experience.
At this time, there is no statement as to way Chow has backed completely away from the project. We will have more on this news as it breaks. The Green Hornet was to open on July 9th of 2010, but this urgent need to replace a key character may push its release date further into the future.