After declining a third season of Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement is moving to the big screen (with his sideburns) to play the villain in the new Men in Black film, Deadline reports. Sacha Baron Cohen was rumored to play the villainous character (whose name is either Yaz or Boris) who battles Jay and Kay played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Clement got the role after his performance on Dinner For Schmucks.
The film will take place in 1969, with Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex) playing a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones. Men in Black 3 will be directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will reprise their roles as alien-chasing government operatives. MIB 3 is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. on May 25, 2012 and will be released in 3-D.