Principal actor auditions and open casting calls for 'Men in Black III' extras

The Columbia Pictures feature film "Men In Black III" is now back in production after a lengthy delay in shooting due to problems with the script. Columbia Pictures has announced an open casting call in New York City for people interested in working on the film as extras, stand-ins, and photo doubles. There are also several new principal actor roles being cast.

Etan Cohen wrote the original draft of the script, David Koepp did some major rewrites, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the finishing touches. But Sony and director Barry Sonnenfeld did not like parts of the script, specifically the time-travel scenes, so David Koepp was brought back in once again to do several weeks of additional rewrites. Koepp has now delivered a script that he wrote in close participation with director Barry Sonnenfeld.

The delays in filming have taken a heavy toll on the production including the loss of Academy Award nominated actor Alec Baldwin, who was set to play the boss of the 1969 MiB in the time traveling portions of the film. The "Men in Black 3D" budget has also soared past the 2 hundred million dollar mark.

Principal photography has resumed this week on March 28, 2011 and will continue through the end of June, 2011. The film is still scheduled to be released in theaters on May 25, 2012.

Open Casting Call Details:

The extras casting directors for "Men in Black 3" are looking for the following types:

● Both SAG and Non-Union people are welcome.
● Late 60's New York types - hippies, bikers, drag queens.
● 1969 era celebrity-look-alikes, model types, beatniks, etc.
● People who are less than 4'10" or more than 6'5" tall.
● Plus-sized people.
● Men and women with character faces.

Most scenes take place in the year 1969 and men and women must be willing to get a hair cut and to work around smoke. Prosthetic makeup may also be used on some people.


St Paul the Apostle Church
405 W 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Click Here for directions.
DO NOT call the venue, as they have no additional information whatsoever.


Wednesday April 6, 2011
SAG Members - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Non-Union talent - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

If you attended either of the previous open casting calls on August 16, 2010 or February 7, 2011 - please DO NOT attend this new open casting call as your photo and information are already on file.

The following principal actor speaking roles below are also being cast, and talent should submit to the principal actor casting office below via postal mail only:

● Female, early 20's - early 30's very gorgeous, New York enunciation.
● Female, senior citizen, feeble, decrepit, uses a walker.
● Male, very tall mobster alien muscle, strange looking.
● Male, short rotund, mob looking tough guy alien, New York enunciation.
● Male, 30ish - 50ish, pallid Minnesota sightseer.
● Female, 30ish - 50ish, wife of pallid Minnesota sightseer.

All roles should be late 1960's era types.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

New York:

Amelia Rasche McCarthy
c/o Ellen Chenoweth Casting
"Men In Black"
161 6th Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Extras Casting

New York:

Grant Wilfley Casting
123 West 18th Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies as they do not cast the films. They hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Men In Black 3 Production Office
c/o Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Kaufman Astoria Studios
34-37 36th Street
2nd Floor
Astoria, NY 11106

Columbia Pictures
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Right Coast Productions
289 Springs Fireplace Road
East Hampton, NY 11937

Parkes/MacDonald Productions
1663 Euclid Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404


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Barry Sonnenfeld


Barry Sonnenfeld


Will Smith - Agent Jay
Alice Eve - Young Agent Oh
Tommy Lee Jones - Agent Kay
Josh Brolin - Young Agent Kay
Emma Thompson - Agent Oh
Jemaine Clement - Boris


The Men in Black team of Agent Jay and Agent Kay are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay (Will Smith) travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay (Josh Brolin) to stop an evil alien villain named Boris (Jemaine Clement) from destroying the world in the future. Alice Eve will play the younger version of Agency Head Oh (Emma Thompson).