Earlier today we heard that the second half of filming on Men in Black 3 would now begin in March, as opposed to later this month like originally planned. There seems to be issues with the script which need to be ironed out, but it’s not all bad news as British actress Alice Eve will be joining the cast when filming eventually resumes.
Alice Eve will play the younger version of Men in Black Agency head Emma Thompson in the time travel storyline. The British actress plays Olivia, hired as secretary for the Agency in 1969. While it appears she was given the job because of her looks, Olivia is actually whip smart. Sure enough, in the contemporary storyline, Thompson runs the place.
The filming in March will mainly focus on the time-travel section of the movie which sees Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones transported back to 1969 where they meet Josh Brolin, who plays a young version of Jones. Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can and Rush Hour 2) is currently re-writing the script.
Men in Black 3 is still on track for a May 2012 release, and is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld who was behind the first two instalments.