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Will Smith And Martin Lawrence Begin Shooting Bad Boys For Life

Jess Hardiman

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Will Smith And Martin Lawrence Begin Shooting Bad Boys For Life

Featured Image Credit: Backgrid

While we're all larking about with these #10YearChallenge throwbacks, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are doing one better by reprising their roles as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett from the Bad Boys series - that's right, more than TWO DECADES later.

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The LADs were seen shooting scenes for the third and latest installment of the popular film franchise, Bad Boys For Life, which TMZ reports is due to hit cinemas in January 2020.

Just two days ago, Smith revealed to his 27 million followers that filming was about to commence, writing: "First day of shooting tomorrow! We watched @BadBoys 1 & 2 together over the weekend. It's about to be KRAZY! #badboysforlife."

Both stars are now in their 50s, but it looks like there's life in the old dogs yet - especially in one photo, in which you can see Smith sprinting away from something dressed all in black.

Will Smith on set of the third Bad Boys film. Credit: Backgrid
Will Smith on set of the third Bad Boys film. Credit: Backgrid

According to TMZ, another snap showed Lawrence wearing a bloodied bandage on his head. Slightly less slick, but still.

The third flick was announced back in November, with Smith and Lawrence appearing in an Instagram video together in Los Angeles to break the good news - with a caption on Smith's Instagram post that read: "It's been a LOOOONG time coming. But now it's Here! @BadBoys For Life. We back!! @martinlawrence."

Lawrence also shared a candid a pic of their two actors together, with a caption saying: "It's official. Bad Boys for Life. #teammartymar #badboysforlife @willsmith #weback."

The third film is due to hit cinemas next year. Credit: Backgrid
The third film is due to hit cinemas next year. Credit: Backgrid

In the clip, while filming himself, Smith says: "No, no, I'm telling y'all, I'm telling y'all, this is crazy, wait, wait, just wait... it's official, it's official. Bad Boys 3, it's happening, it's official. I'm telling you that's it, no more, you can't handle no more."

While the plot of the film have not yet been confirmed, according to That Hashtag Show, some details have been leaked.

For starters, the new film will see Marcus Burnett (played by Lawrence) working as a private investigator having fallen out with Mike Lowery (Smith).

Lowery is in the midst of a mid-life crisis while having to deal with being matched with a new - crucially younger - partner. The pair find themselves reunited after an Albanian man puts out a death order on both men, for the killing of his brother.

The film has a reported budget of $100 million (£77.8m), so there's most likely lots of high-action car chases to look forward to.

Topics: Film, Entertainment, TV and Film, Bad Boys, Will Smith

Jess Hardiman
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