During the 2009 Comic-Con, actor Seth Rogen and director Michael Gondry revealed more details regarding The Green Hornet. Cameron Diaz is rumored to star as Rogen’s love interest in the action/comedy film. Check out what they said about her character below!
â€œLenore Case, would be her role,â€ Rogen said of Diaz, confirming that out of the several female leads in the â€œGreen Hornetâ€ radio, TV and movie incarnations over the last 70 years, the â€œCharlieâ€™s Angelsâ€ star will be playing the character nicknamed â€œCasey.â€ â€œAssuming all the deals close, which it looks like they will.â€
â€œIn the original show there was Britt Reid, Kato and Lenore Case their secretary,â€ explained Evan Goldberg, Rogenâ€™s longtime writing/producing partner. â€œShe was one of the only people who knew they were The Green Hornet and Kato. Cameron Diaz is a new development, weâ€™re real excited, she plays a secretary for Britt Reid.â€
As director Michael Gondry was quick to point out, however, their take on Casey will be quite different â€“ including a Lois Lane-like obliviousness to GHâ€™s identity, and an affinity for crime TV.
â€œThe idea is that in the first episode — letâ€™s say that weâ€™re going to do a lot of sequels — in this story, she doesnâ€™t know the identity of The Green Hornet yet,â€ explained the â€œEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mindâ€ filmmaker. â€œBut I donâ€™t want her to just be there, not doing much. Sheâ€™s a crime specialist, a big fan of the forensics TV shows [like ‘CSI’] ; thereâ€™s a flashback where she surprises her husband by discovering heâ€™s cheating on her. Sheâ€™s gone through all sorts of forensics evidence to prove that, and then she ends up seeing her husband having sex with his girlfriend in their bedroom. Thatâ€™s how she starts [in â€˜Green Hornetâ€™], and then she goes back to work.â€
Through her love for crime shows, Diazâ€™s character unwittingly masterminds the Green Hornetâ€™s early missions.
â€œBasically, Kato and Britt have no idea how to become criminals. They want to be criminals — thatâ€™s their way to fight crime — to be criminals themselves,â€ revealed Gondry. â€œSo they ask her what they should do, and she doesnâ€™t know sheâ€™s talking to The Green Hornet, but she gives them indications by saying â€˜I think the Hornet will do this and this,â€™ and then they go out and do what she said. Later on, sheâ€™ll say â€˜See? I was right!â€™ And thatâ€™s the humor of her character.”
“I think there is a very funny trio with Britt, Kato and Lenore,” said Gondry. “She likes Kato better, which gets Britt a little mad. There is a good thing forming there in the story.â€
So excited about the news! Aren’t you?