Emma Thompson signs on for ‘Men In Black III’

Actress to join Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith

Emma Thompson has signed on to play an agent in Men In Black III.

The British actress will star in the blockbuster sequel alongside returning stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Thompson will play Agent Oh – who, according to the film’s press release, is an “MIB agent from the ’60s monitoring a prison break”.

The film will feature Smith‘s agent travelling through time to save the world again. He ends up meeting a young Tommy Lee Jones, played by No Country For Old Men‘s Josh Brolin.

Barry Sonnenfeld will direct once more, his first job behind the camera since 2006’s Runaway Vacation.

Men In Black III will be released in 2012.