By Dave Campbell | September 15, 2009
Source: Deadline Hollywood
Waltz stole the show from Mr. Brad Pitt, by brilliantly playing Nazi Colonel Hans Landa aka “the Jew Hunter”. The role earned Waltz the Best Actor prize at Cannes and expect to see further interest in him as we gear towards Globes and Oscar season.
He will now take the villain role of Chudnofsky, evil archnemesis to Britt Reid /Green Hornet played by Seth Rogen, also starring Cameron Diaz (Lenore Case) in Sony Pictures’ The Green Hornet. It had recently been reported that Nicolas Cage, who was originally cast in the role, left the production earlier in the month when he and his hair piece couldn’t finalize a deal with the studio.
The Green Hornet is scheduled for release on December 17, 2010.