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Seth Rogen Slips Into Super Tights

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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INACTION HERO Rogen

Seth Rogen, action-hero super stud?

Knocked Up's lovable cherub with the chuckles is inking a deal to go from sloppy ne'er-do-well to all-out superhero with a film adaptation of 1960s comic book, film, and TV show The Green Hornet for Columbia Pictures, Variety reports.

The role of millionaire publisher/crime-fighter Brit Reid may not fit the likes of George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, or Jake Gyllenhaal—all of whom turned it down—but could work perfectly to ward off a shlub typecast for Rogen. The rising star is scheduled to make an appearance at Comic-Con next week to hype the project and promote Superbad, a script Rogen wrote starring upstart nerd princeling Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

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