If reports are to be believed, then work on Will Smith”s movie “Men in Black 3″ has been temporarily halted as the star apparently clashed with producers about the script of the film.
According to sources, the movie, which went into preproduction last month, has been shut down for a second time because of arguments among Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld and the producers.
” ‘Men in Black 3” has gone on hiatus again, this time for two weeks, after having shut down for a week and started back up. Smith, Sonnenfeld and the producers have been fighting. The start date for filming had already been put off,” the New York Post quoted a source as saying.
The disputes are believed to be about the script for the film, which also stars Tommy Lee Jones and will be released in 3-D.
The cast was given an eight-day hiatus after it was reported that Smith was “inserting his input and requesting so many changes to the script that it pushed back the production schedule tremendously and caused everything to spiral out of control.”
According to Sony Pictures rep, “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.”
Another movie source said, “Will and Barry have worked together on numerous films and they are friends as well as creative collaborators.”
A rep for Smith didn”t respond to e-mails and calls.