For those who are guessing why Kwon Sang Woo is in the United States during a time when the divorce rumors are spreading, the answer is that he is making rounds to audition for films including the remake of the TV series “The Green Hornet”.
Kwon is being considered for the role after Stephen Chow who was supposed to direct the film and play the role of Kato the plans didn’t push through because of scheduling conflicts.
According to Entertainment Weekly:
“First he was no longer directing The Green Hornet. Now, Stephen Chow, the Hong Kong actor-helmer-madcap mayhem maestro behind the martial arts comedies Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, has left the production altogether. Chow will no longer be playing sidekick Kato to Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet in director Michel Gondry’s relaunch of the 20th century pulp hero as 21st century superhero. ‘There was a mutual and amicable decision by both sides to move on,” a Columbia Pictures spokesperon said in a statement. ‘We are out now to cast a new Kato and remain fully committed to Michel Gondry’s exciting vision for the film, which will begin production this September.'”
If Kwon gets the role, it will be a big boost to his career considering that the cast includes Cameron Diaz and Nicholas Cage. And playing Kato is a major role in the film.
If he succeeds, Kwon will follow the footsteps of Daniel Henney and Rain.
We are holding our congratulatory message to Kwon pending the official announcement from Columbia/Sony Pictures.