Eight years after Men in Black 2, the folks at Sony Pictures have decided to revisit their successful franchise and plans have been set in motion for Men in Black 3. Will Smith is reportedly interested in reprising his role as Agent J, but there’s been no word of Tommy Lee Jones’ potential involvement.
Now Bloody Disgusting reports that Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Bruno) and Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords”) are in talks for a lead role in the sequel – a character named “Yaz.” With Josh Brolin also rumored to join the cast, the talent surrounding this project is slowly building up as it inches closer to production.
Written by Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen, the story supposedly features Agent J going back in time to meet the young version of Agent K. Josh Brolin is reportedly suiting up as the younger incarnation of Tommy Lee Jones’ straight-faced agent. No actors have officially signed on to the project yet (and no director has been hired, either), so it’ll be quite some time before we see this film up on the big screen. No word yet on the return of the wise-cracking alien pug Frank.