New Zealander confirmed to play 'Yaz'

Flight Of The ConchordsJemaine Clement has landed what seems his most unlikely role: a super-villian in Men in Black III.

The comedian – currently touring the UK with his co-star Bret McKenzie playing their novelty-folk hits – will play as alien named Yaz, according Deadline, although little else is known about his character.

The film – set to be filmed in 3D – will reunite Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as the secret agents keeping a lid on alien activity on earth.

The plot will see agents Jay (Smith) and Kay (Jones) travelling back in time to solve an intergalactic menace, where they will also meet a young version of Kay (set to be played by Josh Brolin).

Etan Cohen, the writer of Tropic Thunder, penned the script that the studio Sony have decided to fast-track into production.

Clement – along with McKenzie – were offered a third series of their HBO musical sitcom, but they declined.