Sacha Baron Cohen or Jemaine Clement for Men in Black 3?
After years of speculation and rumors, we finally got solid news on Men in Black 3 when Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen was officially brought on to write the third installment back in October, followed shortly by the less certain word that Josh Brolin was being strongly considered for a lead. Now comes a fairly juicy rumor from Bloody Disgusting who says that Sony is also very interested in adding Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Brüno) or Jemaine Clement (Gentlemen Broncos, "Flight of the Conchords") into the mix as a character named Yaz. It could a new agent, but I can't see either of these two playing anything but an alien.
The Men in Black franchise has brought along an interesting cast of aliens in the past played by the likes of Johnny Knoxville, Lara Flynn Boyle, Vincent D'Onofrio and Tony Shalhoub and I would love to see either Cohen or Clement thrown into the mix. Hell, keep both of them in. Either way, the third installment likely can't be any worse than the second which just lost everything that was great about the first, which, if you're keeping track, came out 13 years ago. I just hope this gets moving quickly so we can write up the 3-D news and get that out of the way now. I'd like to hope for the best with this sequel, but it's still too early to tell.