It’s been nearly 16 years since Bad Boys 2 was released, but good things come to those who wait. Two months after confirming that Bad Boys 3 would definitely be happening, Will Smith has confirmed that he’s already shooting the film.
“Day 1. I’ll keep y’all posted,” Will wrote in an Instagram Though the image doesn’t show much, it does confirm that Bad Boys for Lif3 is the film’s official title. A release date of Jan. 17, 2020 was previously set, so we have just about a year left to wait!
In Production Weekly‘s issue dated Jan. 3, they report that the film will follow “the Miami PD and its elite AMMO team’s attempt to take down Armando Armas (Jacob Scipio), head of a drug cartel.” The description continues, “Armando is a cold-blooded killer with a vicious, taunting nature. He is committed to the work of the cartel and is dispatched by his mother to kill Mike (Will Smith). Paola Nuñez will take on the role of Rite, the tough and funny criminal psychologist who is the newly appointed head of AMMO and Mike’s former girlfriend — and the one who got away.”
In addition to Bad Boys For Lif3, Will has been working on the animated film Spies in Disguise alongside DJ Khaled, hitting theaters in September, as well as the live-action Aladdinremake, where he will play the Genie.