A superhero comedy-action film based on the character that originated with George Trendle's 1930's radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a television series, and comic books. Seth Rogen plays the main character of Britt Reid, a hard-partying Playboy who becomes publisher of Los Angeles' "The Daily Sentinel" following the sudden death of his father. After he and a staff member named Kato (Jay Chou) stop a robbery, Britt decides that he wants to start a new career in fighting crime. He works at the newspaper during the day, while at night he takes on the alternate persona of a masked superhero dubbed "The Green Hornet". Christoph Waltz plays the villain of the movie.