February 24, 2009

Michel Gondry to direct ‘Green Hornet’

French filmmaker Michel Gondry has signed on to direct Green Hornet, a big-screen comic-book adaptation starring comic actor Seth Rogen, Variety.com said.

Rogen is to play the title character and co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Evan Goldberg. The movie is slated to go in to production later this year, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Rogen is best known for his roles in comedies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Pineapple Express.

Gondry, who most recently completed Tokyo, has also directed the films Be Kind Rewind and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.