AceShowbiz - Tessa Thompson reportedly will star in Sony's "Men in Black" spin-off. The gig will reunite the actress with her "Thor: Ragnarok" co-star Chris Hemsworth, whose deal is not sealed yet but he is expected to do it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the upcoming film, Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are not expected to reprise their roles as agent K and agent J. This new project is more of an ensemble cast rather than focusing on two agents. The film will also be more global in scope.
Although details are being kept under wraps, the "MIB" reboot will surely expand the original premise of a covert force instructing its two agents to police the alien population hidden on Earth. In addition, the film will be set in the same universe as the original film.
The movie will be directed by "The Fate of the Furious" director F. Gary Gray. Meanwhile, "Iron Man" and "Transformers: The Last Knight" screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum will pen the script. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are back as producers and Steven Spielberg will executive produce.
The studio has dated the spin-off for a June 14, 2019 release in the U.S.
Tessa received the 2018 BAFTA Award nomination for her role as Valkyrie in "Thor: Ragnarok". She will reprise the role in the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War" that will hit theaters on April 27 worldwide. She will also star in Annapurna's "Sorry to Bother You" that will hit theaters on July 6 in the U.S. She is currently shooting "Creed II", reprising her role as Bianca. The actress has also starred as Charlotte Hale on HBO's science-fiction thriller series "Westworld" since 2016. The season 2 of the TV series will premiere on April 22. In addition to starring in movies, she was featured in Janelle Monae's "Make Me Feel" music video.