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Rogen likes Chow or Jaa for Kato role in 'Green Hornet'

    November 28, 2007

Seth Rogen may seem like an unlikely candidate to play 'The Green Hornet', but fan befuddlement over the actor's attachment to the project hasn't stopped him and co-writer Evan Goldberg from diving in, at ease as far as the WGA strike allows.

Rogen told MTV that he's in training for what should be a physical part. "You should believe that I can do some physical activity," Rogen laughed. "You have to believe I can do something."

Rogen also said they're prepping two takes on the movie, one that's comedic and one that is less comedic.

"Just a few weeks ago, [co-writer Evan Goldberg and I] laid out our outline for the movie to the studio, and before the phone call, Evan and I were like, 'This is not like any superhero movie — they might just hate that,' " Rogen recalled. " 'It's not using any of the normal superhero movie formats. It's not an origin story. It's more like a regular action movie.' [But] they really liked it and told us to go for it."

However, with the WGA strike happening Rogen and Goldberg can't do any real work on it, other than spitball casting ideas about the secret weapon of the movie...Kato.

"I think what's most important about the Kato part is it's someone that you believe can kick the sh-- out of a lot of people. Steven Chow is incredible. That was someone we had talked about. I'm a big Tony Jaa fan also."


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