Kevin Smith Wants Gyllenhaal for The Green Hornet

The Hollywood Reporter says that writer/director Kevin Smith has met with Jake Gyllenhaal for the role of The Green Hornet

Kevin Smith is zeroing in on an actor to jump into the “Green Hornet” suit. The filmmaker — currently prepping for the March 26 release of Miramax Films’ “Jersey Girl,” starring Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler — has met with Jake Gyllenhaal about taking the title role in the Miramax project, sources confirmed. Thanks to a positive chat with the actor about the famed character and the direction of the potential franchise, Smith is now interested in casting Gyllenhaal as the crime-fighting superhero who also doubles as Daily Sentinel publisher Britt Reid. Other names may still be in the mix, but sources said Gyllenhaal appears to fit Smith’s current conception of the character.

Gyllenhaal can next be seen in the disaster action film, “The Day After Tomorrow,” opening this May.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter