Jake Gyllenhaal is favourite to take the lead role in new movie THE GREEN HORNET, after the DONNIE DARKO star held talks with director Kevin Smith.

The 23-year-old is wanted by Smith to portray the comic book superhero, known as mild mannered newspaper publisher BRITT REID when he's not fighting crime.

The Green Hornet was made into a TV series in the sixties, which famously starred kung-fu legend Bruce Lee.

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