Jemaine Clement in talks to play creepy-yet-charming bad guy in 'Men in Black III'

jemaine-clementImage Credit: Donna Ward/PR PhotosIn thinking what Jemaine Clement should do when we learned Flight of the Conchords would not return for a third season on HBO, “play a bad guy in Men in Black III” was not the first thing that came to mind. But according to the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline’s Mike Fleming, that’s in the works, and frankly, it’s a pretty flippin’ good idea. Clement — who next stars with Steve Carell in Dinner For Schmucks — will follow in the footsteps of Vincent D’Onofrio’s bug and Lara Flynn Boyle’s alien Serleena as the MIBIII villain Boris, which THR says is described as “charmy and creepy at the same time.” (Are there two traits Clement is better suited to simultaneously manifest than “charmy and creepy”?) Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are already on board for the threequel, and Josh Brolin is playing a young version of Jones’ character (most of the movie takes place in 1969). The plot is under wraps and there’s more casting on the way (how about Bret McKenzie as a villain who’s “meek and spazztastically funky at the same time”?), but with the addition of the Hiphopopotamus, this is looking to be a fun summer 2012 popcorn flick. Right, PopWatchers?

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  • SirLizard

    I’d rather get a third season of “Flight of the Conchords,” but this is better than nothing.

    • SweetPea

      Amen. Have they said why they’re not doing a 3rd season of “Flight of the Conchords”? I am totally heartbroken. But you’re right, something is better than nothing…

      • Jon

        I’ve read that a third season would be too difficult for Bret and Jemaine to do. They not only have to produce, write, and act, but they also have to write the songs. I saw them live last year in April, and someone yelled out, “When’s season 3?” and they yelled out, “Do you want to write it?” I think they were just burned out on the show.

  • ries

    these movies are too cheesy for me.

  • Kathy B.

    Love him. Also wish for more Concords.

  • Cris

    Well … at the very least … this makes me interested in the movie. But I still doubt I’d pay to see it after the atrocity that was MIB II.

  • uniq

    At least it’s not another Gentlemen Broncos.

    • Polanski’s Lovechild

      Gentleman Broncos was hilarious! Jemaine was specatular as Ronald Chevalier. I’m sure Jemaine will be stellar in MIB III, I wouldn’t pay for it though. I’ll wait for rental.

  • aby

    I didn’t think it was HBO’s decision, I thought FOTC’s decided they no longer wanted to do the show. I want Brett. What is he up to these days, Jermaine if funny, but I have mad love for Brett.

    • whatevs

      Same here. I don’t want him to become too mainstream though. I want figwit all to myself.

  • elena

    Jemaine! I love that guy to bits. Both he and Brett Mackenzie deserve some more fame, so this is awesome. Plus this kind of makes me want to see MIB III now.

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  • Ceballos

    Crap.I didn’t think there was anything in the world that could get me even “kinda excited” about a third “MIB” after the exceedingly lame “MIB II.”

    I loved FOTC on HBO and I’ve seen them (and loved them live). I might have to check this out now.

  • Lynny

    The man is the definition of sexy/ugly. I would see him in pretty much anything.

  • Mel

    Sexy/ugly?!?! More like sexy incarnate. Where does the ugly factor in? This man is gorgeous, the slight gap in his teeth, those full luscious lips, *swoon*

    The man drips of sexiness.

    • Lynny

      He isn’t conventionally handsome at all yet I agree, oozes sex, therefore- sexy/ugly (there is a whole scene about it in one of my favorite movies). It is a good thing, I promise.

      • Felicia

        Kissing Jessica Stein?

  • Celimene

    Curses! I would have had no interest in seeing MIB III until this news came out. Jemaine is definitely in the top three good looking guys on this page, and I cannot wait to bask in the warm glow of Conchords glory when I see them live on Sunday!

  • Di

    Who in their right mind though “charmy” was a word?

    • Lynny

      It sounds like an FOTC concoction, don’t you think?

      • Owen

        This is getting a bit more sibvectuje, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of neighbors will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune Social is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

    • Ceballos

      “Ew…AIDS-y” (“Fun Monkey Disease” DOES sound better.)

  • supersandie

    I’ll pre-order my tickets right now. Love it!

  • Ramo

    Awesome. Love him. This will take me from being on the fence about seeing this to a sure-thing. Hope Bret makes a cameo.

  • wendie

    since eagle vs shark is my favorite movie of all time, i cant wait to see jermaine in, well anything.really….brilliant casting.all i can say is two for one, each wednesday!

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