Hollywood Snitch has broken the news that “Battlestar Galactica” star Edward James Olmos has landed a role in Columbia Pictures’ upcoming big screen adaptation of The Green Hornet. The site reports:
I spoke with actor Edward James Olmos yesterday at Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con. Among discussing his past (“Blade Runner”) and present (“Battlestar Galactica”) and the upcoming TV film), he dropped he said of his future plans that he will be joining Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet.”
“I’m on my way to do ‘The Green Hornet,'” Olmos told me. “It’ll be a lot of fun with Seth [Rogen], Nicolas Cage and Cameron Diaz.”
There’s no word yet on what role he might play. The film is currently slated for a July 9, 2010 release.
Taiwanese singer-actor Jay Chou recently joined the cast of the film as “Kato”, the role originally made famous by the legendary Bruce Lee in the 1966-67 TV series.