As reported yesterday, the production of Men in Black III continues to be in serious trouble as the schedule has been delayed since December and won't be restarting until March 28. But there is one bright spot in leaving gaping, four month holes in your production: you have time to finish up casting.
Deadline is reporting that Alice Eve has joined the cast of the Barry Sonnenfeld film and will play a younger version of Emma Thompson's character. Involving a time travel plot that will feature plot points in both present day and 1969, Eve will play Olivia, a young woman who is hired by MIB as a secretary. Though she is only hired because of her looks (gotta love '60s sexism), she is actually quite smart and eventually rises to become the head of the organization. In addition to Thompson and Eve, the film also stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, who are reprising their roles from the first two films, and Josh Brolin, who plays the 1969 version of Jones.
Considering that they've yet to film any of the 1969 sequences it's understandable that they would wait this long to cast the part, but I can't shake the feeling that the whole thing is incredibly disorganized. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that a good portion of the movie has already been filmed and now is on hold because they have to finish the script. Yeah, that's probably it.
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