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After two months of filming, Alice Eve joins the cast of Men in Black 3

Feb. 17, 2011by: Mike Sampson

As you may have heard, things aren't exactly running smoothly in the world of MEN IN BLACK. First Tommy Lee Jones said he had no idea what the plot of the movie was and then the LA Times reported that the film, already on a planned hiatus, would not resume shooting as scheduled and would be delayed over a month to resolve pressing script issues. One resolution to the problems? Bring in a sexy new actress. Deadline is reporting that Alice Eve has signed on to join the cast as a younger version of Emma Thompson's "O," who has taken over for Zed as the head of the MIB program.

Before filming began, the production schedule was broken up into two chunks: Tommy Lee Jones and no Tommy Lee Jones. Since the film takes place in two time periods - 2011 and 1969 - the studio set filming to begin last November on the 2011 portion, which would have Jones reteaming with Will Smith. Filming was set to break during January while the cast and crew readied for the 1969 shoot where Josh Brolin would play a younger version of Jones.

It became clear though that the 1969 portion of the film (which is the bulk of the story) was having major script issues. An earlier version of the script I had read does not include Eve's character (named Olivia, who's just a secretary at the MIB facilities in the late-60s) so it's likely her character was part of the rewrites that Jeff Nathanson (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) was brought in on.

As it currently stands, production is not set to resume on MIB:III until March 28th and hopefully by then they've fixed all these issues.

Source: Deadline

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6:49PM on 02/18/2011

FIX this.

I want this to work. I need MIB 3 to better than the second which was terrible. Please let this script be great! And i must say i am disapointed there was no extra tidbit with a link to a sexy ass picture of Alice Eve lol
I want this to work. I need MIB 3 to better than the second which was terrible. Please let this script be great! And i must say i am disapointed there was no extra tidbit with a link to a sexy ass picture of Alice Eve lol
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6:20PM on 02/18/2011

Hott

I'm still completely on board for this project.
I'm still completely on board for this project.
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3:33AM on 02/18/2011

so nice...

to see when a production company doesn't know their collected asses from their elbows. Thanks for the eye candy though.
to see when a production company doesn't know their collected asses from their elbows. Thanks for the eye candy though.
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2:42AM on 02/18/2011
you think they would figure out that filming without a complete script makes it extremely difficult to make a good film, and it just makes it really uncomfortable to be on set. duh!!
you think they would figure out that filming without a complete script makes it extremely difficult to make a good film, and it just makes it really uncomfortable to be on set. duh!!
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2:40PM on 02/17/2011

Terrible

This has disaster written all over it. I loved the first one but that second one was a pile of garbage. And I really don't like this whole time travelling story. This movie is simple, an alien threatens to destroy the planet and they save it. The difference is good writing which apparently doesn't exist anymore. But yay for Eve.
This has disaster written all over it. I loved the first one but that second one was a pile of garbage. And I really don't like this whole time travelling story. This movie is simple, an alien threatens to destroy the planet and they save it. The difference is good writing which apparently doesn't exist anymore. But yay for Eve.
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1:19PM on 02/17/2011
The fact they were willing to start production with basically half a script at best makes me wonder how these people keep their jobs (or got them in the first place)...
The fact they were willing to start production with basically half a script at best makes me wonder how these people keep their jobs (or got them in the first place)...
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1:57PM on 02/17/2011
Nepotism
Nepotism
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12:38PM on 02/17/2011

who cares really...

as long as she gets naked in this movie at some point. I know it will be PG but I can hope.
as long as she gets naked in this movie at some point. I know it will be PG but I can hope.
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11:15AM on 02/17/2011
I'm proud of Sony/Columbia for puling the plug to make sure this movie works. I had heard the main problem is with the villain, he was written as a tough Mickey Rourke biker type guy but they got the fish lipped dude from Flight of the Conchords instead. Maybe the rewrites are changing the villain to suit the actor. Either way I'm still excited, still think it's BS that this is getting made before either Ghostbusters 3 or Bill & Ted 3. Speaking of Bill & Ted, Ed Solomon created them and wrote
I'm proud of Sony/Columbia for puling the plug to make sure this movie works. I had heard the main problem is with the villain, he was written as a tough Mickey Rourke biker type guy but they got the fish lipped dude from Flight of the Conchords instead. Maybe the rewrites are changing the villain to suit the actor. Either way I'm still excited, still think it's BS that this is getting made before either Ghostbusters 3 or Bill & Ted 3. Speaking of Bill & Ted, Ed Solomon created them and wrote the 1st MiB; they should've just hired him from the jump and then they wouldn't be having these problems.
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11:07AM on 02/17/2011
Wow... this movie is so fucked. At this point, having Alice Eve in it is just random casting... because honestly how does one like Alice Eve turn into Emma Thompson?
Wow... this movie is so fucked. At this point, having Alice Eve in it is just random casting... because honestly how does one like Alice Eve turn into Emma Thompson?
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10:35AM on 02/17/2011
I was hoping she'd be a sexy alien as oppose to a sexy secretary.
I was hoping she'd be a sexy alien as oppose to a sexy secretary.
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3:19PM on 02/17/2011
I'm betting on sexy alien secretary
I'm betting on sexy alien secretary
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10:08AM on 02/17/2011
I approve, Alice Eve is beyond hot.
I approve, Alice Eve is beyond hot.
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9:52AM on 02/17/2011

What a bummer

This is going to suck.
This is going to suck.
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