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!).