Stephen Chow, who was set to play the key role of Kato in the Green Hornet film (see “Green Hornet Debut Set for July 9th, 2010”), is leaving the production, according to the Hollywood trades.  The film is set to begin shooting in September for a July 2010 release, and that’s not expected to change.

The departure is over scheduling issues, and is amicable.

Cameron Diaz has been added to the cast as the female lead; Seth Rogen is starring. 

Dynamite is producing a Green Hornet comic series written by Kevin Smith (see “Kevin Smith on Green Hornet Comet”).