Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine to join MIB III cast

Jemaine Clement is set to play a villain in the next instalment of Men in Black. Photo / Wairarapa Times-Age
Jemaine Clement is set to play a villain in the next instalment of Men in Black. Photo / Wairarapa Times-Age

Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement is said to be in final negotiations to play a baddie in the new Men in Black movie.

Clement will join a cast including Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith - who are reprising their roles as secret agents Agent K and Agent J - and Josh Brolin.

A report on The Hollywood Reporter website said Clement will play a villain named Boris, who is described as being "charmy and creepy at the same time".

Production of the new movie is slated to begin in August, with a release date of May 25, 2012 tipped.

- NZ HERALD STAFF

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