Alice Eve Added to the Cast of Men in Black III
02.17.11 by BJSprecher
The cast of director Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black III (MIB3) continues to swell even as the production remains on an extended hiatus due to inclement weather or "script issues," depending upon whether you believe Sony's company line as espoused by producer Walter Parkes or the L.A. Times's anonymous "person close to the production."
According to Deadline, Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) has joined the cast of the time-traveling third movie in the popular sci-fi franchise as the "younger version" of Emma Thompson's character, Olivia, the new head of the Men in Black organization that has been secretly protecting humankind—and refuge aliens—from extraterrestrial threats for decades.
Eve isn't the only actress who will be portraying a younger version of a character played by a veteran actor in MIB3. The plot of the movie sees Will Smith as Agent J time-traveling back to 1969, where he encounters Josh Brolin as the younger version of Academy Award-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones' character, Agent K.
The original script for MIB3 was written by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder). David Koepp (Angels and Demons) took an initial crack at rewriting Cohen's script, and Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) was recently brought in to do more rewrites. According to Sony, the production is set to resume on March 28th and the delay, whether due to weather or an unfinished script, will not affect the movie's intended May 25, 2012 release date.