Liam Neeson is in talks to star in the new 'Men In Black' movie.
The 65-year-old actor is wanted to join the cast of the sci-fi spin-off which already includes 'Thor: Ragnarok' co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson who have signed up to play the lead characters.
According to Variety, Neeson is the number one pick to portray the head of the UK branch of the MIB agency dealing with extra-terrestrial threats to the Earth.
'Straight Outta Compton' filmmaker F. Gary Gray is directing the blockbuster from a script written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum and filming is due to begin in Britain in June.
Sony Pictures want the expand the 'Men In Black' cinematic universe and so the new installment will introduce new characters to the franchise, splitting it off from the story arc from the previous three movies which focused on Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent J and Agent K respectively.