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Jemaine Clement Confirmed for MIB III
He's playing the villain

19 May 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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 Jemaine… Present! It would appear that Jemaine Clement has gone from being on the producers’ “possible” list for a role in Men In Black III to part of the cast.

According to Deadline, the Flight Of The Conchords star is now in place as Yaz, the Big Bad of the third film that has hit the warp speed button to production for a May 25, 2012 release date.

The threequel will see agents Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) travelling back in time to sort out some intergalactic menace). Along the way, they apparently meet up with a younger version of Kay (Josh Brolin, assuming he locks in a deal).

Etan Cohen penned the script that got Sony excited to finally make the thing, with David Koepp polishing the shooting draft and Barry Sonnenfeld preparing to shoot it in 3D.

Clement is slowly notching up a healthy series of roles, having cropped up in last year’s Gentlemen Broncos and this year’s summer comedy Dinner For Schmucks. You’ll also be able to hear his voice in CGI ‘toon Despicable Me.

And though Jemaine and co-Conchord Brett McKenzie won’t be making another series of their HBO series (boo!), the boys are currently on tour (hooray!).

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Huzzah! (or whatever the hell you kids say)
After a by the numbers sequel the only way to restore any excitement to the franchise is to bring in some fresh talent. This is a major step in the right direction. More

Posted by deheor at 12:41 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

Hell Yes
I didn't care about this film after the last one, even though the first is the best fantasy-comedy since Ghostbusters. But now... oh Hell yes. Bowie's in space, man. Bowie is in space. More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 11:54 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

would a Conchords movie (or 3rd series) be a bad idea? just think its a bit of a waste if they both head off to do their own thing after the tour More

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 11:22 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

As Rip Torn will probably be inside for this one, can we have Murray as the new Zed? More

Posted by jackalcoz at 11:19 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

Jermaine Clement should be in every movie. "Wear the eye patch Brett, wear the funky funky eye patch..." More

Posted by Edward Nygma at 10:30 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

The words "It's business time" better appear somewhere in the film. More

Posted by GTC at 10:19 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jemaine Clement Confirmed for MIB III
Who? More

Posted by Kazuya at 09:26 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

I mis-read that too as Mission Impossible. More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 09:24 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

Saw the Conchords in Manchester last week and they were pretty darn spectacular. I hated MiBII and had no interest in the 3rd installment... but now I'm more than a little curious... More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 09:24 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

Saw Flight of the Conchords in Birmingham last week, they were awesome. Jermaine is awesome, but MIB2 was, I'm currently firmly on the fence. More

Posted by Timon at 08:29 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

Read it wrong...
Thought you said he was gonna be the villain in the new Mission Impossible film! lol That would have been some left-field casting IMHO :-D More

Posted by Bubba76 at 08:29 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

RE: As a New Zealander
Its impossible not to read this story without using Murray's voice. More

Posted by Felix at 07:42 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

As a New Zealander
Who absolutely loves American Accents (just watched doco American Movie last night, it wouldn't be the same if it was set anywhere else, not even canada I think he's gonna be great in this film. I'll be damned if it's better than the first one though More

Posted by monkeyhumour at 07:07 on 19 May 2010 | Report This Post

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