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Alec Baldwin, Gemma Arterton & Sharlto Copley Join 'MiB 3D'

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October 13, 2010
Source: Pajiba

Baldwin / Arterton / Copley

Some people don't seem to be all that thrilled about the prospect of Men in Black 3D, but the impressive cast should give them a run for their money. Aside from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprising their roles, Jemaine Clement, Josh Brolin and Emma Thompson are all jumping on board the sequel. Now Pajiba has word that Alec Baldwin, Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team) and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia) are joining the cast as well. So far we know the story deals with Agent Jay (Smith) time traveling to the year 1969, but we're not exactly sure why. Details on new cast member's characters are below.

Arterton will be playing a secretary at MiB headquarters in 1969 while Baldwin will be playing the boss at the time. I'm wondering if Baldwin will be playing a younger version of Rip Torn's character Zed, but since Emma Thompson is playing the new head of MiB, I'm not sure his character or Torn himself will appeara in the film at all. Meanwhile, Copley will be playing "a fast-talking Yoda type alien," which should be all sorts of fun. It would be really cool if one of the prawns from District 9 made a cameo at MiB headquarters, but that's probably just a flight of fancy on my part. in addition, Pajiba also points out the recording artist Nicole Sherzinger (the front-woman for the Pussycat Dolls) has been offered a role as Clement's character's girlfriend. Quite an assembly of talent coming together for this sequel, and I'm just getting more and more excited. How about you?

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments

1

I heard that Will is already acting like a diva to the director. SMH

Big Boss on Oct 13, 2010

2

I didn't really like MiBII, so I'm hesitant about MiB3. I like almost all the actors involved though, so I'm keeping an open mind. But I'll probably remain cautious until I see a trailer...or a script online.

Outlaw on Oct 14, 2010

3

Emma Thompson as the head of the stufff? Awesome! Now please why Gemma? Come on guys! You might ruin the movie now. you already have Emma for the tax break why Gemma. Oh no! What I want to see is Emma thompson in a movie directed by Chris Nolan. Both are super intelligent folks and would like to see what might come out of that.

I am... on Oct 14, 2010

4

Big Willy has a Diva rep?

WB EXEC on Oct 14, 2010

5

Arterton isn't that bad...that cast is good.

Xerxex on Oct 14, 2010

6

I feel guilty for being excited about this.

indyjack on Oct 15, 2010

7

all the District 9 stuff was very internal. I'm sure there is a good chance of seeing a prawn. If not we still get to see Copley as a yoda-like alien

silver on Oct 15, 2010

8

I WANT THE ORIGINAL CAST BACK

Fischera59 on Jan 19, 2011

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