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With just four weeks until the Jan. 14 premiere of The Green Hornet, Columbia Pictures has unveiled the final poster for director Michel Gondry’s superhero movie. In addition, the studio has released three stills of Cameron Diaz, in case we’d forgotten that Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz aren’t the only actors in the film.
Here’s the official synopsis for the feature, which is, of course, an adaptation of the 1930s radio serial turned 1960s TV series:
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene – until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. But in order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves – protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt’s new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA’s gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.
The Green Hornet opens in 2D and 3D on Jan. 14.