According to Heat Vision, Nicolas Cage has bowed out of playing the villain in Columbia Pictures The Green Hornet. He was to play the villain in the action movie, being directed by Michel Gondry, but the actor and the studio were not able to come to terms on a deal.
Columbia had no comment but sources said the studio is on the hunt for a new bad guy. No scenes with Cage were on shot for the movie, which just began principal photography in Los Angeles last week.
Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz and Jay Chou topline the movie, which brings the classic crime-fighting hero to the big-screen.