According to Variety, Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson is in talks to co-star in the third installment of the 'Men in Black' movie franchise, in which she would play Agent Oh, a "MIB agent from the '60s monitoring a prison break."
Franchise veterans Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are set to reprise their roles as Agents Jay and Kay in the film, which has Agent Jay time-traveling back to the '60s to enlist the help of a younger K, played by Josh Brolin ('Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'). According to the report, 'Flight of the Conchords' star Jemaine Clement is in talks to play the film's villain.
If cast, Thompson would make a welcome addition to the franchise. If the 'Nanny McPhee' movies proved anything, it's that the Oscar-winning star of such classics as 'Howard's End,' 'The Remains of the Day' and 'Love Actually' still has plenty of comedic flair. Hopefully, 'MIB III' will give her the right outlet to use her skills. (If anything, I hope they give her a pair of sunglasses to rock.)
The film will be helmed by director Barry Sonnenfeld -- his first theatrical release since 2006's 'Runaway Vacation' -- from a script by 'Angels and Demons' scribe David Koepp.
'Men in Black III' hits theaters on May 25, 2012, in 3-D.