Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to reunite for Bad Boys for Life

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 May 2018
Will Smith

Will Smith

Hollywood stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are set to reunite for 'Bad Boys for Life'

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are set to reunite for 'Bad Boys for Life'.

The 49-year-old actor and Martin, 53, previously starred in two films in the buddy cop movie franchise, and they are being brought back for a much-anticipated third instalment.

Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have both held negotiations about helming the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original movies, which were released in 1995 and 2003, earned an impressive $414.7 million at the worldwide box office.

Talk of a third movie in the franchise has been circulating for years, but until now, no meaningful progress has seemingly been made.

El Arbi and Fallah were both born in Morocco and they recently directed some episodes of the FX crime drama 'Snowfall', as well as the feature film 'Gangsta', which is due out later this year.

Sony has handed 'Bad Boys for Life' a release date of 2020, having originally planned to premiere the third film in 2017.

Meanwhile, Will has previously spoken enthusiastically about the project, revealing that he and Martin are both determined to make another movie in the franchise.

The Hollywood star - who plays the part of Detective Sergeant Mike Lowrey in the films - said: "I saw Martin [Lawrence] a few weeks ago. I haven't seen him for about two years. We just looked at each other. We hugged.

"In that moment we knew we were making another 'Bad Boys'. We're definitely doing another one."

Bad Boys for Life

  • 3 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
  • Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano, Thomas Brag

Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) are back, tracking down a mysterious assassin with the help of younger colleagues. The best film in the franchise so far, it’s full of the expected action but also develops the relationship between the leads. Great fun, and the most purely entertaining movie Smith has made in a while.

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