Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom... more
Release DateU.S.The Green Hornet was released on
Friday, January 14, 2011 in 3,584 theaters
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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Rating MPAAPG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen), son and heir to Los Angeles’ largest newspaper fortune, is a rich, spoiled playboy who has been happy to maintain a direction-less existence. When his father James Reid (Tom Wilkinson) dies, Britt meets an impressive and resourceful company employee, Kato (Jay Chou). They realize that they have the resources to do something worthwhile with their lives and finally step out of James Reid’s shadow. Kato builds the ultimate weapon, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car with every weapon imaginable and Britt decides that in order to be heroes, they will pose as villains. With the help of Britts new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they learn that the chief criminal in the city is named Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). He has united all the gangs under his power, and he quickly sees that the Green Hornet is a direct threat to the prosperous criminal underworld he controls.
Trivia & Production Notes
- "The Green Hornet" will be based upon the character first popularized in a national radio series that ran from 1939-1952. It was also adapted in comic books and a 1966 TV series that ran for one season on ABC, starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet and catapulting Bruce Lee, who played Kato, to stardom.