Will Smith Forced to Move Giant Men in Black III Trailers in NYC After Outcry
Residents of Manhattan's Soho district had complained the size of the double-decker vehicle as well as the noise and fumes.
Will Smith on Wednesday was forced to relocate the tricked-out trailer he is using while shooting Men in Black III, the Associated Press reported.
Residents of Manhattan's Soho district had complained that the double-decker trailer -- larger than many Manhattan residences -- was taking up too much space in their neighborhood.
They also complained about the noise and fumes coming from the trailer.
Anessa Rahman, co-owner of an antiques store located a few steps from the curbside spot where the actor's trailer had been parked, said the vehicle was hurting business.
"I love Will Smith, but this is about survival," she said.
On Wednesday afternoon, Columbia Pictures removed the trailer.
"This trailer has been used many times in this city by different studios on various movies over the years, and while its use has never been an issue before, we regret any inconvenience it may have caused," a Columbia spokesman said.
The film is scheduled to continue shooting in the area through Friday.