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Back in Black. Liam Neeson joins Men in Black spin-off

Liam Neeson - To play the boss of MiB in London

Liam Neeson has joined Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the upcoming Men in Black spin-off.

The film, which will be directed by Fast & Furious 8 and Straight Outta Compton director F Gary Gray, is scheduled to be released in cinemas on June 14, 2019.

F Gary Gray will helm the Men in Black spin-off

Neeson will play the London-based boss of MiB -the secret organisation that polices alien activity on Earth.

The Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones-starring Men in Black film franchise began in 1997 with the most recent adventure, Men in Black 3, released in 2012.

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in Men in Black 3

News of Neeson's involvement in the spin-off was first reported by US entertainment trade publication Variety.

Neeson was recently seen on cinema screens in the thriller The Commuter.

His new film, the crime drama Widows, sees him starring opposite Colin Farrell. It will be released in cinemas on November 9.

Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson will be seen in the crime drama Widows later this year

Neeson is due to return to Northern Ireland this summer to star opposite Phantom Thread's Lesley Manville in the romantic drama Normal People.

Lesley Manville - Liam Neeson's co-star in Normal People