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Jemaine Clement is the Men in Black 3 villain

05.19.2010

Jemaine Clement, star of "Flight of the Conchords" and the unfortunate GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, has signed on to star as the villain in MEN IN BLACK 3. As you might expect, Sony is trying to keep details on the film as top secret as possible so little is known about the character. Even the name is up in the air - it could be Boris or it could also be Yaz. Whatever it is, the character is described as "charmy and creepy at the same time" (though that pretty much describes every decent villain in movie history).

Clement joins Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones in the film, which will be shot in 3D later this year. Jones will only appear in the beginning and the end of the movie while the bulk of the film will take place in 1969 with Brolin playing a younger version of Agent Kay.

Clement recently wrapped filming on DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and voices one of the characters in the upcoming animated film DESPICABLE ME (which oddly means that MIB3 will be Clement's second 3D film).

Barry Sonnenfeld is once again directing the film, which is set to begin production this August for a May, 2012 release date.

Extra Tidbit: "Conchords" director James Bobin is currently doing pre-production work for his feature directorial debut on the new Muppet movie.
Source: THR

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2:58AM on 05/20/2010
I won't be able to take him seriously. But that's ok, because they are not going for serious.
I won't be able to take him seriously. But that's ok, because they are not going for serious.
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2:29AM on 05/20/2010
This will hopefully turn out to be a fun movie. I have not seen this guy in anything but I have trust in everyones assessment of him. As much as I don't like Will Smith I do like this franchise. Ill be there to see this one.
This will hopefully turn out to be a fun movie. I have not seen this guy in anything but I have trust in everyones assessment of him. As much as I don't like Will Smith I do like this franchise. Ill be there to see this one.
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4:34PM on 05/19/2010
At least they got somebody funny this time. If I could pin down one thing about MiB 2 that truly killed it for me (aside from disrespecting an important part of the first movie by pulling K out of retirement), it would be that Lara Flynn Boyle wasn't funny, and she wasn't even written funny. Vincent D'Onofrio's Edgar is as much of why I liked the first movie as the chemistry between J and K.

I like that Brolin's playing a young K. But I'm unsure how this will fit in any good way into the
At least they got somebody funny this time. If I could pin down one thing about MiB 2 that truly killed it for me (aside from disrespecting an important part of the first movie by pulling K out of retirement), it would be that Lara Flynn Boyle wasn't funny, and she wasn't even written funny. Vincent D'Onofrio's Edgar is as much of why I liked the first movie as the chemistry between J and K.

I like that Brolin's playing a young K. But I'm unsure how this will fit in any good way into the story.
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4:26PM on 05/19/2010
I never never thought I could be less interested in a third Men in Black. Oh, how I was wrong.
I never never thought I could be less interested in a third Men in Black. Oh, how I was wrong.
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3:47PM on 05/19/2010
I might actually go see this now.
I might actually go see this now.
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2:46PM on 05/19/2010
I've only seen Clement in Gentlemen Broncos, and while that wasn't a very good movie, Clement was hysterical in it. However, I don't understand this film right now. It has Will Smith, but takes place in 1969? The only thing I can surmise is some kind of time travel story, and that sounds like an awful idea.
I've only seen Clement in Gentlemen Broncos, and while that wasn't a very good movie, Clement was hysterical in it. However, I don't understand this film right now. It has Will Smith, but takes place in 1969? The only thing I can surmise is some kind of time travel story, and that sounds like an awful idea.
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1:07PM on 05/19/2010

clement's the man!

did anyone see EAGLE vs. SHARK??...clement was hysterical in it....brolin's on this?...im in!
did anyone see EAGLE vs. SHARK??...clement was hysterical in it....brolin's on this?...im in!
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12:46PM on 05/19/2010

awesome

this just made everything MiB better
this just made everything MiB better
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12:08PM on 05/19/2010
My interest just shot up for this movie. Big fan of Clement and Flight of the Conchords. Might have to go out and buy the first 2 MIB movies on dvd now before all the copies are gone.
My interest just shot up for this movie. Big fan of Clement and Flight of the Conchords. Might have to go out and buy the first 2 MIB movies on dvd now before all the copies are gone.
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10:17AM on 05/19/2010
I love Men in Black. They should make a sequel every other year.
I love Men in Black. They should make a sequel every other year.
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9:34AM on 05/19/2010
Whoa, this is the first I've heard of this 1969 storyline stuff...will Agent Jay be traveling back in time or something? Cause I doubt Will Smith would sign on to this if he was only in it for 20 mins.
Whoa, this is the first I've heard of this 1969 storyline stuff...will Agent Jay be traveling back in time or something? Cause I doubt Will Smith would sign on to this if he was only in it for 20 mins.
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4:24PM on 05/19/2010
My thoughts exactly
My thoughts exactly
9:23AM on 05/19/2010
I just read the headline and my interest in this movie shot up 300% :)
I just read the headline and my interest in this movie shot up 300% :)
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