Will Smith's Luxe Megatrailer Causes Uproar in Soho

He's there filming 'Men in Black III,' and residents weren't happy with his digs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2011 9:26 AM CDT
'Men in Black III': Will Smith's Luxury Megatrailer Booted From Soho
Pedestrians walk on the corner of Broome and Greene Streets next to a double-decker movie trailer parked in the Soho neighborhood in the Manhattan borough of New York, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. The trailer, for Will Smith's movie "Men in Black III," is causing complaints from area residents.    (Mary Altaffer)

Will Smith's tricked-out trailer was sent packing yesterday after complaints from residents in the New York neighborhood where his new film, Men in Black III, is being shot. The shoot has clogged the narrow streets of Manhattan's Soho district for several days. But among the two dozen trucks and trailers deployed there, the biggest offender was the luxury apartment-on-wheels occupied by Smith. His double-decker digs are, no doubt, larger than many Manhattan residences and had locals up in arms about its size, noise, and fumes.

"They treat the whole neighborhood like it's a studio, like it's their backyard," complained a local resident. The film, the third installment in the sci-fi comedy series about agents who monitor alien activity, is scheduled to continue shooting in the area through tomorrow. (More Will Smith stories.)

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