Josh Brolin to Co-star in 'Men in Black 3'?

12/09/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Josh Brolin is being considered for a role in the upcoming third installment of the "Men in Black" series, according to the Hero Complex.

According to the site: "The actor is being considered for a role that would have him donning the black suit and shades for the third installment of the sci-fi comedy franchise. His exact part is a matter of discussion, but in recent days there's been chatter in Hollywood development circles of a few possibilities: He could play a new single-monikered government agent, with Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K passing the baton to Brolin's character. Or he could play Agent K as a young man. Or something else entirely. Will Smith is also expected to return for the film."

Sony is currently planning a production start for the picture in 2010 (though it has yet to be greenlit). The film, which is based on a script by "Tropic Thunder" writer Etan Cohen and which has Barry Sonnenfeld possible coming back to direct, could shoot at least partly in New York.

Adding Brolin to the cast is a great idea. The past few years the actor has had a sort of a late stage career renaissance, which started in 2007 with “No Country For Old Men” and “American Gangster.” He followed in 2008 with starring roles in “W.” and “Milk,” for which the latter he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Brolin has a very busy slate ahead of him, with the comic book adaptation “Jonah Hex,” Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" and Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel, which is set for release in 2010. The success of any of those films could surely expose Brolin in his late stages much as “Iron Man” did for Robert Downey Jr.

"Men in Black 3" likely will be released in 2011.

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