Columbia Pictures has sent out a press release announcing the start of production on Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet. Hidden in the press release are details of a couple previously unannounced cast members, including Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, In The Bedroom) and David Harbour (Revolutionary Road, Quantum of Solace), as well as confirming the previous unconfirmed casting report of Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica). The press release notes that Nicolas Cage is still in negotiations to appear as the film’s villain.
Wilkinson worked with Gondry previously on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. No information has been revealed as to what role any of the three mentioned actors will play in the film. Read the full press release after the jump.
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HollywoodSnitch has learned that Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) has a role in Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet. Not much is revealed other than this slim quote from Olmos:
“I’m on my way to do ‘The Green Hornet,’” Olmos said. “It’ll be a lot of fun with Seth [Rogen], Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz.”
There’s no word yet on which role he will play. It is possible that he could play Gunnigan, who is described on wikipedia as “the irascible city editor of The Daily Sentinel (whose temper invariably got worse in the presence of Axford or even when Axford was talking to him on the phone).” Sounds like a part that Olmos could easily play. Anyone more familiar with the franchise have any better ideas? Columbia Pictures announced last week that Jay Chou will play The Green Hornet’s sidekick Kato. The Green Hornet is scheduled to hit theaters on July 9th, 2010 release.
If you have the cojones to watch this new trailer, please quickly seek rehabilitation afterward at FAIL Dogs. A friend close to this production continues to boast maniacally that $100 million box office is a lock. Rapping dogs kill, kids.
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Beverly Hills Chihuahuah, starring the voice work of Drew Barrymore and George Lopez, opens on September 26th/apocalypse.
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Somebody, a trashcan, quick. Full disclosure: There are two degrees of separation between me and this production. I knowwww. Disney sent Slashfilm the official one sheet for September’s live-action Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which stars voice-actors Drew Barrymore (no Long?), George Lopez (zing!), Salma Hayek (obvi), Paul Rodriguez (his son’s more famous), Cheech Marin (holy Slashfilm controversy!) and…cue Jan Hammer theme muzak…Edward James Olmos (pwns).
Yeah, this movie is indirectly inspired by Paris Hilton’s, um, fur purse. I asked my BHC conec what I should say about the flick to get our readers excited, he says: “The poster speaks for itself.” Indeed. But no 3D?
Discuss: Just comment with “FEROSH” or something equally “ugh” in the comments until some champ ruins it.
PS: Human Giant‘s inoperable Paul Scheer is giving away tix to the Sept. 26 premiere on his official site.