Baldwin, Copley, Arterton Up For MIB3

Alec Baldwin, “District 9” star Sharlto Copley and rising British actress Gemma Arterton are all apparently in talks to join “Men in Black III” for Sony Pictures reports Pajiba.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will reprise the roles of Agent Jay and Agent Kay in the sequel which follows Smith’s Agent Jay heading back to 1969 to take on an alien villain (Jermaine Clement) with the help of a younger Agent Kay (Josh Brolin).

Emma Thompson was recently cast as Agent Oh, the current head of the MIB whose taken over from Agent Zed (Rip Torn) in the previous two films. Baldwin will play her counterpart in the 60’s-set scenes and Arterton a secretary in said past scenes.

Copley would play a “fast-talking Yoda-type alien”, while Nicole Sherzinger has been offered a cameo as Clement’s girlfriend. Sacha Baron Cohen also stars.

Barry Sonnenfeld directs from a script by David Koepp. Laurie Macdonald and Walter Parkes are producing. Shooting runs from November through February for release May 2012.