Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are Officially 'Bad Boys for Life'

It has been more than two decades since stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith teamed for the first “Bad Boys” and 15 years since both returned for the sequel, “Bad Boys II”. Now, a third entry in the blockbuster franchise is on the way with both stars confirming their involvement. Last night, Lawrence posted the following message on his official Instagram page:

Smith followed Lawrence’s post with a video message this morning that appears to have been recorded at the same location:

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson, the original 1995 release marked the feature film directorial debut of Michael Bay. Bay returned alongside Lawrence and Smith for “Bad Boys II,” which brought in more than $237 million at the worldwide box office. A third entry has been tentatively in the works for some time with the title “Bad Boys for Life” having been announced in 2016. Since then, the project has gone through some changes, including the exit of originally attached helmer Joe Carnahan (“The Grey,” “The A-Team”). Currently helming the project is the directing pair of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, whose recent crime thriller “Gangsta” was released internationally earlier this year.

“Bad Boys for Life” is tentatively scheduled to hit the big screen January 17, 2020. Check back for updates on the project as they become available.

Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.


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