Alec Baldwin Departs the Struggling Production of 'Men in Black 3'

March 15, 2011
Source: Vulture

Alec Baldwin

Last month we learned that the start of production last year on Men in Black 3, without a completed script, had caused another month of delay from when it should have resumed in February. The delay didn't seem to have any adverse affects on the project's timetable, but it definitely has created some concerns. Now the production's instability is even more apparent as Vulture spoke to Alec Baldwin (who was said to be involved with the film last October) and the actor revealed, "I'm not doing that. I'm out of it; the schedule didn't work out." Whether it's his "30 Rock" schedule or Rock of Ages holding him back is still unclear.

This is just some more bad news for the production of Men in Black 3. Though we didn't cover the initial report, THR ran an extensive and troubling post on the hastily put together, and struggling production, of the sequel that not has screenplay problems, director and producer clashes and plenty of obvious scheduling issues. As someone who was hoping for redemption from the pile of space trash that was Men in Black 2, I'm really starting to worry that a cast that includes Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones being joined by the likes of Jemaine Clement, Alice Eve and more just won't be enough to help this film stand on its own two feet. We'll find out next summer, I guess. Worried?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


I guess if it takes too long you might as well move on.

Shawn Guse on Mar 15, 2011


Worried? Yes, yes indeed...

Craig on Mar 15, 2011


Can't we just cancel this whole film before someone gets hurt?

Moviekidmike on Mar 15, 2011


Yeah, the Men In Black had suffer enough from Will Smith & friends.

Manuel on Mar 16, 2011


Wow... Why? This Franchise could be so great, and have such a great comeback, it really deserves better... :/

Guillermo Escalante on Mar 16, 2011


Just a thought... reboot? I've always imagined MIB made kinda Sin City's movie, R-Rated, and more police/detective/noir film.

Manuel on Mar 16, 2011


They should just stop making this movie altogether.

T1j9Zp03T on Mar 16, 2011


I can't really understand that they started without a script..come on a multimillion dollars franchise and they can't find a script? That's ridiculous! Especially with all those stars involved!

Gh on Mar 16, 2011


Hopefully it was a "pay or play" deal eh Alec/Piano Man?

Buffalo Boy on Mar 16, 2011



sam Lidsky on Mar 22, 2011


im a chunky monkey from funky ville

Santosk on Mar 22, 2011


Hand the project over to Nolan, he'll do it justice.

Roadrage on Apr 22, 2011

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