Emma Thompson will play a fellow agent in alien-flushed follow-up
Men In Black III
The Brit actress, who’s best known for meaty dramas and donning corsets (not to mention being uglified for
), is set to go big budget with the film, starring alongside returning stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
Thompson will play Agent Oh (a WIB?), who is an “MIB agent from the ‘60s monitoring a prison break”. Wait, ‘60s? Right, the plot features Smith’s Agent Jay, who travels through time where he meets a young Kay (Brolin) in 1969.
Together, they must stop Yaz (Jemaine Clement) from destroying the world. In other words, it’s just another day at the office for the MIB.
Clearly the casting department are working overtime to get every nut and bolt in place for this threequel, especially after the damp squib that turned out to be
. With the cast turning out like it is, though, things are looking up for Jay and Kay's next intergalactic mission.
will be returning director Barry Sonnenfeld’s first feature since 2006’s
It will open in cinemas on 25 May, 2012.