This is one movie rumor we hope does not come true.
Nicolas Cage is reportedly in negotiations to play the villain in next year's The Green Hornet, opposite Seth Rogen as the masked crime fighter.
This casting news follows talk that Cameron Diaz is in talks to portray Rogen's love interest in the film.
Roles will need to be filled soon, as producers are aiming for a fall start date. The studio must also replace Stephen Chow, who withdrew as the sidekick Kato earlier this month.
Not a great star for such a highly-anticipated comic book adaption. The Green Hornet is still planned for a summer 2010 release date.