Rumor: Cameron Diaz mulls The Green Hornet

Seth Rogen's update of The Green Hornet was supposed to start sometime at the end of last month, but that date has obviously slipped (to Aug. 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter).

Now comes news that Cameron Diaz (The Box) is considering joining Rogen and Stephen Chow as the female lead in the movie, a new take on the superhero franchise originally spawned as a radio serial and adapted as a TV show in the 1960s (co-starring Bruce Lee as Kato).

Here's how Entertainment Weekly reported the news:

A deal hasn't been sealed yet, but sources tell EW that she is in early talks for the role. Her reps at CAA declined comment. Michel Gondry is set to direct the film based on a script by Rogen and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg. Shooting is supposed to begin shortly, with a release date already set for July 9, 2010.

Diaz has played a variety of roles recently, including the mom in the tear-jerker My Sister's Keeper and another more morally compromised mom in Richard Kelly's upcoming The Box, a sci-fi movie based on Richard Matheson's short story "Button, Button."

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