First Look at Josh Brolin in Men in Black III
04.14.11 by Ryan
The production of Men in Black III has gone back to work.
The sequel has suffered through several delays, the first pushed the start of production from September to mid-November, at which point the first third of the movie was shot in New York. The last delay was scheduled so that the script could be rewritten, first by Jeff Nathanson (Rush Hour 3) and secondly by David Koepp (Jurassic Park). Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) wrote the initial draft, the first third of which was shot last year.
The additional screenwriters wrote the rest of the script, with Koepp delivering the draft, and the sequel went back into production at the end of March. The Daily Mail has the first photos from the Bronx set where Will Smith and Josh Brolin started their work together. Brolin is playing the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones' character, Agent K. Smith as Agent J travels back in time to the 1960s to protect K from the alien Boris (formerly called Yaz and played Jemaine Clement), who is trying to pull a Terminator and kill K to set off a chain of events that will destroy the world.
Men in Black III has also added another cast member. THR reports that Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) has been cast as the character called Griffin, a role originally intended for Sharlto Copley, but no deal was finalized. No further were given about Stuhlbarg's character.
Barry Sonnenfeld is returning to direct Men in Black III, having directed both of the previous two movies. Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Betty White, and Nicole Scherzinger co-star.