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Seth Rogen to Play the Green Hornet?

Now, I know a whole lot of you Buzz readers think Seth Rogen is adorable, but this news has me scratching my head. According to the L.A. Times, Rogen is in final negotiations to write the script and star in a Green Hornet movie based on the 1960s TV series (which starred Van Williams, pictured). Here's more:

The studio announced in March that it had optioned the rights to the superhero property that follows the adventures of Brit Reid. A wealthy publisher of The Daily Sentinel by day, Reid roams as a masked crime fighter by night, dedicated to protecting the lives and rights of the city's citizens. Reid is accompanied by Kato, a chauffeur-bodyguard-personal assistant during business hours who transforms into a masked sidekick with a knack for martial arts when the sun goes down. The two cruise around town in a dark sedan known as the Black Beauty.

The article continues to say that over the years rumors of a Green Hornet movie have swirled with various actors reportedly attached, including the likes of George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Wahlberg. See, now, that's the part I'm struggling to understand: How, exactly, did one go from George Clooney to Seth Rogen?!


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