Edward James Olmos' 'Green Hornet' Role Revealed

Edward James OlmosBack in August fans learned that "Battlestar Galactica's" Edward James Olmos had joined the ranks of Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz to star in Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet." One question remained, however. Just what kind of role would the sometime William Adama be taking on?

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Olmos revealed he'd be playing Michael Axford, a reporter for the Daily Sentinel, the newspaper run by protagonist Britt Reid's father James.

“We’re the backbone of the paper,” said Olmos, “Things go awry, and I end up having to try to sustain what’s going on in our lives. And of course the Green Hornet doesn’t make it any easier. I don’t want to give anything away.“

Olmos has been busy between projects, directing and starring in the upcoming BSG followup TV movie, "The Plan," which debuts on SyFy this fall. Considering how long his current assignment took to get rolling, his full schedule ultimately seems to have worked in Olmos' favor.

“It took a while, but things are finally coming together,” said Olmos, “I think it’s going to be very exciting. People will find that it’s different than what they expect. Seth is doing a wonderful job. There’s a lot of everything. It’s going to be action-filled, and there’s a lot of humor in the situations. It’s really a well-crafted piece of work. Hopefully people will enjoy it and we’ll have a few of these films.”

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