Taken from DailyTelegraph
THE making of “Men in Black 3″ was temporarily halted amid rumours lead actor Will Smith clashed with producers about the script, the New York Post reported today.
The film, which started preproduction in New York last month, was put on hold for a second time because of arguments between Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld and the producers, sources said.
While Sony studio bosses blame the delay on a change in New York state movie incentives, the source said: 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 disputes are believed to be about the script for the film, which also stars Tommy Lee Jones and will be released in 3D.
Smith is known for making waves. In March, he reportedly created drama on the set of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s TNT show HawthoRNe. 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.”
A Sony Pictures representative for Men in Black 3 slammed the allegations about the film.
“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,” they said.