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Jemaine Clement to be baddie in ‘Men in Black 3’

Updated: May 20, 2010, 12:49 PM IST

Los Angeles: ‘Flight of the Conchords’ star Jemaine Clement is in final negotiations to play one of the villains in ‘Men in Black 3.’

Will Smith recently signed his deal to return as the alien-chasing government agent, as did returning director Barry Sonnenfeld. Most of the action in the Columbia project is taking place in 1969, with Josh Brolin playing a young Tommy Lee Jones, who will bookend the movie.

Most of the new casting will be the villains, whose identities, look and super-abilities are being kept under lock and key. It is known that Clement is playing a villain named Boris, who is described as being charmy and creepy at the same time. (The name Yaz was used as a filler name, and since the script is still being polished, there is a chance the name may change again.)

Clement made a name for himself as one-half of the comedic singing duo in HBO`s ‘Conchords’ and has been slowly making inroads into features. He appeared in the little-seen "Gentlemen Broncos" and has a role in the Steve Carrell-Paul Rudd comedy "Dinner for Schmucks."

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