Rebecca Ferguson Joins The New Men In Black

by Erik Amaya

 

Rebecca Ferguson is going from the Impossible Mission Force to a very different sort of agency.

Deadline reports the Mission: Impossible veteran has joined the cast of Sony’s Men in Black revival. They call the role the “female lead” despite Tessa Thompson’s key role as the newest agent in the MiB London Bureau. Perhaps “female lead” is being employed to obscure the fact she’s the villain?

The film centers on a pair of agents played by Thompson and Chris Hemsworth as Thompson’s character navigates the agency and faces off against an intergalactic threat. Emma Thompson recently signed on to reprise her role as MiB boss Agent O. As previously reported, the film will acknowledge the existence of the previous three films starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones while forging a new future for the series. Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani and Rafe Spall are also set to appear.

The new Men in Black is scheduled for a June 14th, 2019 release.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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