A studio representative has dismissed rumors the new Men In Black 3 movie has been put on hold after the star Will Smith fell out with producers over the script.
Filming of Men In Black III (MIB 3) was due to begin in New York this month on Oct 10, but has been pushed back a month, sparking rumours of a rift between Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld and the picture’s producers. Inside sources say Will was unhappy with the script and the shoot had been delayed following a series of arguments. Then spin control immediately went into effect with a rep for Sony Pictures denying the rumors and blaming the delay on changes to New York’s film incentive scheme, which aims to bring moviemakers to the state.
The spokesperson tells the New York Post:
“The only reason production will begin in mid-November as opposed to late October is to take advantage of recent changes affecting New York State film incentives. Suggesting that a disagreement triggered the shift is complete fiction.”
That would make sense if Will wasn’t known on the block for causing trouble on shoots. In March, he reportedly created drama on the set of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s TNT show “HawthoRNe.” His alleged antics and scripts changes shut down production for eight days. But Mr. Smith is a powerful man and the one of the most successful actors in this game. So they may wanna just deal with it.