Sony Pictures dropped an official trailer for “Bad Boys For Life,” the next installment in the long-running “Bad Boys” franchise. The movie will once again follow Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) as they take one last ride and deal with their aging police methods.
Joining Smith and Lawrence in the movie are Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, and Nicky Jam. The movie is scheduled to release in theaters on January 17th, and the studio teased the trailer on social media adding, “Ride together. Die together. #BadBoysForLife.”
The new trio of actors joining the franchise will play a group of specialized police officers. The three actors will play the younger and tech-savvy group that will have to work with Smith and Lawrence’s characters, who are both considered to be old relics of the police force.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed the new installment for the studio, working from a screenplay by Joe Carnahan and Chris Bremner. Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith produced the movie, with Doug Belgrad, Barry Waldman, Chad Oman, and Mike Stenson serving as executive producers.
The first “Bad Boys” film hit theaters back in 1995 and made over $15.5M on opening weekend. The original film went on to make over $141M worldwide for Sony Pictures, but a sequel wasn’t made for another four years. The duo returned to the screen in 2003 for “Bad Boys 2,” and that film had a $45M opening and went on to make over $273M worldwide.
The January 17th release date has “Bad Boys for Life” opening against Robert Downey, Jr’s “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.” The movie is sandwhiched between two busy box office weekends, with “The Informer,” “Like a Boss,” “My Spy,” and “Underwater” opening the weekend before, and “The Gentlemen,” “Run,” and “The Turning” opening the following week.
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