Last month it was reported that Cameron Diaz was in talks to join Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet as his love interest. We haven’t heard anything since, but now Cameron has confirmed that she’s “in” to SplashPage:
Diaz has officially signed on to play Lenore “Casey” Case, historically Britt Reid’s beautiful secretary and one of the few people aware of the fact that Reid (who will be played by Seth Rogen), spends his off-hours fighting crime as the Hornet. In the soon-to-shoot film, however, Casey will be reimagined as a forensics-TV-show loving amateur sleuth who remains in the dark about Green Hornet’s true identity—and is smarting from a recent divorce.
Diaz also told us that she recently met the new Kato, and that they’re hard at work in pre-production for the Summer 2010 flick. “Seth and Michel are awesome, and Jay Chou too,” she said. “We’re having a really great time.”
Diaz has been hard at work reviewing the past incarnations of Casey, but explained that it will ultimately be a modern, very different take on the character. “I think she’ll have her own little [differences],” explained the “Charlie’s Angels” series star. “I’m going with Michel, because this is Michel’s movie and Seth’s movie. So, I’m playing the character that they wrote for us.”
We also heard last month that Nicolas Cage was in talks to play the villain. Now that the casting seems to be getting finalized we could hear confirmation on that soon.