By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated July 21, 2009 at 04:16 PM EDT

Nicolas Cage is in early negotiations to play the gangster villain opposite Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet in the forthcoming superhero flick directed by Michel Gondry, Variety reports. Cameron Diaz is in talks to play Rogen’s love interest. The movie starts filming in November, though the studio is still working to replace Stephen Chow, who was originally slated to play sidekick Kato. The Green Hornet is set for release next summer.