Men in Black: International
|Men in Black: International|
|Directed by||F. Gary Gray|
|Produced by||Laurie MacDonald |
|Written by||Art Marcum |
|Based on||The Men in Black|
by Lowell Cunningham
|Edited by||Christian Wagner|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
Men in Black: International (stylized as MIB: International) is an upcoming American science fiction action comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The film is a spin-off/sequel of the Men in Black film series, which is loosely based on the Malibu/Marvel comics of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson, with Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and Emma Thompson appearing in supporting roles.
Talks of a fourth Men in Black film began after the release of the third film in 2012. In February 2018, Hemsworth signed on to lead a spin-off while Gray was hired to direct, and Thompson joined the cast the following month. Filming took place in London, Morocco, Italy and New York City from July to October 2018. It is scheduled to be released in the United States by Sony Pictures on June 14, 2019.
A London-based team of Men in Black (MIB) secret agents become involved in a murder mystery that sends them traveling the globe.
- Chris Hemsworth as Agent H.
- Tessa Thompson as Agent M.
- Liam Neeson as High T, the head of the UK branch of MIB.
- Rebecca Ferguson as Riza, an alien and the film's antagonist.
- Kumail Nanjiani as the voice of Pawny, an alien.
- Rafe Spall
- Laurent Bourgeois
- Larry Bourgeois
- Emma Thompson as Agent O, the head of the US branch of MIB. Thompson reprises her role from Men in Black 3.
In February 2018, it was reported that Chris Hemsworth would star in the film, which would be directed by F. Gary Gray. The following month, Hemsworth's Thor: Ragnarok co-star, Tessa Thompson, joined the cast. In May 2018, it was reported that Liam Neeson was in talks to star in the film as the head of the UK branch of the agency. The film's script was written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and would be produced by Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes. In June 2018, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and the Les Twins were added to the cast of the film.
Principal photography on the film began on July 9, 2018, in London, and continued in Morocco, Italy, and New York City. Emma Thompson was announced as reprising her role as Agent O in the film later that month. In August 2018, Rebecca Ferguson joined the cast of the film. On October 17, Hemsworth confirmed that filming had wrapped.
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