Cage joins Green Hornet

Nicolas Cage joins talks for The Green Hornet

Nicolas Cage is in early negotiations with Columbia Pictures to play the gangster villain in The Green Hornet.

Cameron Diaz is in negotiations to play a reporter and love interest in the Michel Gondry-directed film starring Seth Rogen as the masked crime fighter.

The picture is moving full steam ahead for a autumn start date, even as the studio looks to replace Stephen Chow, who was going to play sidekick Kato.