Taking to Instagram, the actors confirmed that a deal for Sony's third installment of the Bad Boys franchise has finally been approved. The best part? Both will be reprising their original roles as Detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett.
"It's official! Bad Boys 3 is happening! It's official," yelled Smith, taping himself and Lawrence geeking out from the beach in Santa Monica, CA.
As reported by Deadline, production is slated to begin in mid-January. Directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be taking on the project, which will follow a script written by Chris Bremnar. Additionally, the franchise's original producer Jerry Bruckheimer will also be returning.
Bad Boys (1995) and Bad Boys II (2003) helped further solidify the careers of Lawrence and Smith respectively, with both films grossing $414.7M worldwide. The action comedy films follow the story of the two hilarious and semi-eccentric narcotics detectives in the Miami Police Department who, naturally, fight crime and kick ass, always seeming to find a way to pull off the impossible when it comes to nabbing the bad guys.
The film, which is tentatively titled Bad Boys For Life, is scheduled to open in theaters on Jan. 17, 2020.
Bad Boys 3 trending. Looks like Bad Boys For Life is really finally happening. I was 22 and about to graduate college when the first movie came out. I'll be almost 47 with 10-year old & 6.5 year-old bad boys of my own when this hits theaters in 2020. Gulp! pic.twitter.com/lhyTjUK8Oy— Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) November 1, 2018
Will & Martin just announced they’re doing Bad Boys 3, LeBron is starring in the next Space Jam and Beyoncé is playing Nala in Lion King...— Ross Simmonds (@TheCoolestCool) November 1, 2018
Whatta time to be alive.