Bad Boys for Life is a 2020 American action comedy film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and is the sequel to Bad Boys II (2003) in the Bad Boys franchise. The film was directed by Adil & Bilall, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Smith, and Doug Belgrad. The film follows detectives Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) reuniting once again when someone starts murdering people involved in an old case. The film co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano.
A third Bad Boys film was discussed after the success of the second, with Michael Bay stating he would be interested in returning to direct but budget constraints would make it difficult. The film went through several attempts at development over the next decade, with various writers and directors attached. The project was announced in October 2018, and filming took place from January through June 2019 in Atlanta, Miami and Mexico City.
Bad Boys for Life was theatrically released in the United States on January 17, 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing through Columbia Pictures. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, and has grossed $290 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing installment of the series.
|Directed by||Adil & Bilall|
|Produced by||Jerry BruckheimerWill SmithDoug Belgrad|
|Screenplay by||Chris BremnerPeter CraigJoe Carnahan|
|Story by||Peter CraigJoe Carnahan|
by George Gallo
|Starring||Will SmithMartin LawrenceVanessa HudgensAlexander LudwigCharles MeltonPaola NúñezKate del CastilloNicky JamJoe Pantoliano|
|Music by||Lorne Balfe|
|Edited by||Dan LebentalPeter McNulty|
|Columbia Pictures2.0 EntertainmentDon Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer FilmsOverbrook Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Release date||January 17, 2020 (United States)|
|Running time||124 minutes|
|Box office||$290.8 million|
The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord embark on a vengeful quest to kill all those involved in his trial and imprisonment — including Miami Detective Mike Lowrey. When Mike gets wounded, he teams up with partner Marcus Burnett and AMMO — a special tactical squad — to bring the culprits to justice. But the old-school, wisecracking cops must soon learn to get along with their new elite counterparts if they are to take down the vicious cartel that threatens their lives.