Thompson is eyeing the role of Agent Oh, an aggressive MIB agent who is in charge of monitoring a prison break. Josh Brolin will portray a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones's character, Agent Kay, and Jemaine Clement will portray the villain. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be reprising their roles in this second sequel.
Original director Barry Sonnenfeld is behind this latest installment. David Koepp wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, with a plot that will take place in 1969.
Men in Black III will start shooting in New York City later this month.