Christoph Waltz to be cast in The Green Hornet
Following his stand out performance in Inglorious Basterds Christoph Waltz has been cast as the villain ‘Chudnofsky’ in Michel Gondry (director of one of my favorite films Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet. A few weeks ago Nicolas Cage was rumored to be cast – for me Cage’s acting has gotten worse and worse every movie I’ve seen him in.
Waltz’s performance in Inglorious Basterds earned him the Best Actor nod at Cannes this year and I’d put good money on him winning Best Male Supporting Actor as well for his role as Nazi Col. Hans Landa.
The Green Hornet is shooting now from a script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen is cast as Britt Reid / The Green Hornet, Cameron Diaz is cast Lenore Case the love interest and reporter, Jay Chou is the martial artist and Hornet sidekick Kato. Edward James Olmos and Tom Wilkinson are also in the cast. The film will be released December of 2010