Alec Baldwin has confirmed he has dropped out of Men In Black III.
The 30 Rock actor had been expected to appear as the head of the top-secret agency in the troubled third instalment of the sci-fi comedy franchise alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but has changed his mind.
"I'm not doing that. I'm out of it; the schedule didn't work out," he told New York Magazine.
Alec, who is set to appear in Adam Shankman's Rock Of Ages film with Tom Cruise, is gearing himself up for singing lessons for his role as club owner Dennis Dupree.
"Does that surprise you that I would take lessons? You have to, you have to take it seriously," he said.
"I think they have us all sing something. I think I'm going to sing, thankfully, something very modest; I might sing 'Yeah, yeah, yeah,' or something like that."
The 52-year-old has no plans to shake his bon-bon though.
"No. It's not that kind of thing. It's not Glee, it's rock and roll," he continued.
Alec added: "I'm excited to be able to work with Tom and Adam. I love Adam - he directed the Oscars when I hosted - but to do a movie with Tom will be fun."