The Bad Boys are back. After years of stops and starts, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are returning to the action franchise with Bad Boys 3. The new sequel, titled Bad Boys For Life, will pick up over a decade after the sequel Bad Boys II and follow detectives and Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) as they work a new case for the Miami Police Department.
A sequel to Bad Boys II has been in development for years, but the production wasn’t quite able to come together to get officially started—until now. Smith and Lawrence made their returns official in November 2018, and now production is set for the third film in the series. In the first Bad Boys film, the story followed Lowrey and Burnett as they protected a murder witness (Téa Leoni) while investigating a case of $100 million of seized Mafia heroin that was stolen. In the sequel Bad Boys II, the partners investigated how ecstasy flowed into Miami by gangster factions. Burnett’s sister Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett is introduced, played by Gabrielle Union, and she also gets involved in their investigation.
Here’s the trailer for the film:
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The Bad Boys franchise has been a box office success over the first two movies, grossing over $414 million worldwide on a combined $149 million budget.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bad Boys 3—Bad Boys For Life.
- The Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, Jacob Scipio, Charles Melton, DJ Khaled
- The Directors: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
- The Main Story: When things pick up in Bad Boys 3, Smith’s partners Mike Lowery has been promoted, while Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett is ready to retire and start relaxing. But when a mob boss starts looking for revenge against the police and Lowery specifically, Lowery goes to his friend for help, bringing Burnett back into the fold. The duo are forced to team up the elite police AMMO unit, clashing with the younger cops.
- The Release Date: Bad Boys For Life will be released on January 17, 2020.
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