Jay Chou To Play Kato

Saturday, August 08, 2009

While there's nothing wrong with Jay Chou - you do have to wonder why they decided to go this route versus choosing an Asian American actor to play the role of Kato (marketing outside of the U.S.?) because it really could have been significant.

But at least better Jay Cho than say...I don't know - a white guy.

It's a role that introduced U.S. audiences to Bruce Lee, and now Taiwanese singer and actor Jay Chou will play martial arts master Kato in an upcoming movie version of "The Green Hornet," a studio said on Friday.

Kato is the sidekick to the Green Hornet, a vigilante crime fighter played by comedian Seth Rogen in the upcoming movie from Columbia Pictures, slated for a summer 2010 release.

"It's an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee," Chou said in a statement.