Alec Baldwin Drops Out Of ‘Men In Black 3′

Men In Black 3” is on hiatus right now, but anyone who’s been keeping a close eye on the long-developing project knows that it boasts an impressive cast of Hollywood notables — a list that has now lost at least one name: “30 Rock” actor Alec Baldwin.

“I’m not doing that. I’m out of it; the schedule didn’t work out,” Baldwin told New York Magazine’s Vulture blog this week.

As we reported in February, production on “Men In Black 3″ was recently delayed until March 28. Various sources have indicated that script problems are to blame for the delay, though star Josh Brolin recently denied the reports.

Baldwin was originally reported to join the cast amid a flurry of other new additions, including Sharlto Copley and Gemma Arterton. The current cast reportedly includes returning stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, as well as Brolin, Emma Thompson, Alice Eve, and Jermaine Clement, among others.

Several of the new cast members will play younger versions of existing characters, as the plot has Smith’s character, Agent J, traveling back in time to interact with a younger version of Jones’ Agent K, played by Brolin. According to recent reports, the 1960s-era portion of the script is where many of the problems lie.

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