Will Smith has started working on "Men in Black 3" as he was spotted on the set on Wednesday, November 17 morning. He suited up to reprise his role as Agent Jay after earlier the day he was seen running around the shooting location in a white T-shirt. Splash New Online, which obtained the set pictures, reported that the actor was covered in slime during the filming that day.
Earlier this month, his co-star Tommy Lee Jones who returns as Agent Kay had been seen hitting the set in New York City. On the same day, new cast members Emma Thompson and Nicole Scherzinger were seen on the spot as well, dressing in their characters costumes. In the set photos, The Pussycat Dolls singer sported a thick make up, tight pants and knee-high boots, while Thompson donned a formal outfit.
Scherzinger previously revealed she lands a small villain role named Lilly. Thompson, in the meantime, is said to portray the head of MIB. Moreover, Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement are said joining the cast ensemble, with the former reportedly playing a younger version of Agent K and the later portraying another villainous character.
Production for "Men in Black 3" will last through the week of Christmas before taking a nearly two-month hiatus. Some said the hiatus stems from creative difficulties but producer Walter Parkes claimed it is solely because they want "take advantage of New York State tax incentives, but we also needed to be able to shoot certain exteriors in warmer weather."
Director of previous two "Men in Black" films, Barry Sonnenfeld, is back on the director's seat for the third time. Etan Cohen and David Koepp team up to write the script and Columbia Pictures eyes to drop the action sci-fi film in theaters across the nation on May 25, 2012.