Jay Chou is going to Hollywood

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou is going to make his Hollywood debut in The Green Hornet.

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou

Chou has been cast as Kato, the main character’s sidekick, previously played by the legendary Bruce Lee in the original drama in the 60s.

Hong Kong actor Stephen Chow was previously cast but he pulled out of the production; Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo was once tipped as hot favorite to take the role, but it’s Chou that was chosen.

The movie is scheduled for summer 2009 release; the filming should start pretty soon.

Kwon Sang-woo to star in Hollywood movie

Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo is hopeful to star in Hollywood film The Green Hornet. He is hot favorite to replace Hong Kong actor Stephen Chow who withdrawn himself from the movie.

Korean actor Kwon Sang-woo

If things are going well, Kwon will play the role as Kato, played by the late kungfu legend Bruce Lee in the original TV series, as the sidekick for the main character.

[Update] Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou took the role instead.

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