Rafe Spall, who has a major role in the #1 movie in the country right now, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, has landed a role in another major revival of an existing franchise, the new ‘Men In Black’. ‘Straight Outta Compton”s F. Gary Gray is directing with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson and Kumail Nanjiani already cast. Also added are Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, the dancing duo known as Les Twins. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, who produced the original ‘Men In Black’ movies are back for this spin-off as is Steven Spielberg, who serves as executive producer. The film was supposed to already be in production, but it appears that things are moving a bit slower than anticipated. It may begin filming in July, in London. The film is expected to be in theaters on June 14, 2019, but that will most likely be changed at this point.
Spall previously appeared in Disney’s ‘The BFG’, which Spielberg directed. He has had roles in ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Prometheus’ and ‘The Big Short’. He may also be recognized from the Showtime series ‘Roadies’ or the “White Christmas” episode of ‘Black Mirror’.
Les Twins, also known as Larry Nicolas Bourgeois and Laurent Nicolas Bourgeois, are dancers and choreographers as well as actors and models. Last year, they won the Jennifer Lopez-created reality competition ‘World of Dance’. They appeared in the web series ‘AXI: Avengers of Xtreme Illusions’ and ‘Breaking Through’. They were featured dancers on the Cirque Du Soliel ‘Michael Jackson: Immortal’ tour, Beyoncé’s ‘Mrs. Carter Show World Tour’and Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run Tour’. They have also performed in music videos with Missy Elliot, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Ne-Yo, and Akon and appeared on shows like ‘Ellen’ and ‘The Tonight Show’ hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
With things like casting still coming together, it’s unknown when production will begin on this ‘Men In Black’ film, but check back for updates as they arrive.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter