Chris Hemsworth in negotiations with Sony Pictures for leading role in Men in Black spinoff


Mar,01 2018 12:32:44 IST

Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth is in negotiation with Sony Pictures to star in the Men in Black spinoff.

Chris Hemsworth. Image from Twitter/@HeatVisionBlog

Chris Hemsworth. Image from Twitter/@HeatVisionBlog

The actor is in advance talks with the studio for the lead role in the film. The studio is also in negotiations with director F Gary Gray to helm the project. Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have penned the script of the new film, reported Variety.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are not expected to return in the film, which is meant to launch a new franchise with fresh talent involved.

Sony had originally planned to combine the Men and Black and 21 Jump Street franchises, but have since shelved that idea.

Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing with Steven Spielberg executive producing. David Beaubaire is overseeing the project for Sony.

The original movie followed Smith and Jones, who played agents of a secret organisation, known as the Men in Black, and protected Earth from intergalactic bad guys.

The first film was a major critical and commercial success, and was followed by two more sequels. The three films hauled a cumulative $1.7 billion worldwide.

Published Date: Mar 01, 2018 12:32 PM | Updated Date: Mar 01, 2018 12:32 PM