pop singer Jay Chou will star alongside Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz
in the movie remake of popular US television series "The Green Hornet,"
reports here said on Saturday.

Chou, 30, has been cast as the
superhero’s sidekick Kato, a role played by the late Chinese-American
martial arts icon Bruce Lee about 40 years ago, said the United Daily

"I am very happy to act in an international film. I will
do my best," the paper quoted Chou as saying in a statement issued by
his company JVR Music.

Chou won the role after a video-link
audition a month ago with the movie’s director Michel Gondry and writer
Seth Rogen, who will play the lead role Britt Reid, or The Green
Hornet, the report said.

Chou will start shooting for the film,
scheduled to be released on July 9 2010, after wrapping up his
directorial work for a television series and two concerts in China, it

The Apple Daily said Chou replaced Hong Kong star Stephen
Chow, who was originally set to direct and act in the film, but had
pulled out due to differences with Columbia Pictures.

also famous in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia for his pop music,
has expanded into filmmaking in recent years, starring in a number of
box-office hits including "Initial D," "The Curse of the Golden Flower"
and "Secret."

credits: msn news