Bad Boys for Life Movie

Ride together. Die together.

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Who's Involved:

Barry Waldman, Will Smith, Adil El Arbi, Joe Pantoliano, Martin Lawrence, Joe Carnahan, James Lassiter, DJ Khaled, Peter Craig, David Guggenheim, Chad Oman, Charles Melton, Nicky Jam, Vanessa Hudgens, Jerry Bruckheimer, Alexander Ludwig, Kate Del Castillo, Mike Stenson, Chris Bremner, Bilall Fallah, Paola Nuñez., Jacob Scipio

Release Date:

Friday, January 17, 2020 (Nationwide)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Set around a modern, highly specialized police unit that collides with the old-school Bad Boys (Smith and Lawrence) when a new threat emerges in Miami.


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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making Bad Boys for Life

A look at the Bad Boys for Life behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Peter Craig last wrote Hunter Killer and 12 Strong.



Sony Pictures

Production Company

Columbia Pictures

Production: What we know about Bad Boys for Life

Key Facts

  1. Director Joe Carnahan has left the project over "creative differences." A start date in the fall 2017 was being eyed (Hollywood Reporter, 3/8/17).
  2. The first Bad Boys, released in 1995, helped launch Michael Bay as a director and Will Smith as an action star even though it was not a fire-stamped blockbuster -- it grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide. The sequel, released in 2003 when Bay and Smith's stars had risen, grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 29, 2019, the film was in Completed status.

On or about July 8, 2019, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about January 23, 2019, the film was in Production status.

On or about October 3, 2018, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production could begin in early 2019.

On or about March 17, 2018, the film was in Development status.

Sony is in early negotiations with directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to helm.

On or about August 24, 2017, the film was in Development status.

As Martin Lawrence said to Entertainment Weekly (8/22/17), "I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out. Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

On or about August 1, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production on the sequel gears up early 2017 — after Will Smith wraps David Ayer’s Bright.

On or about March 22, 2016, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about June 21, 2015, the film was in Development status.

Joe Carnahan is in early talks to do a re-write on the script and direct the film.

On or about August 30, 2009, the film was in Development status.

Bad Boys for Life Release Date: When was it released?

Bad Boys for Life was released in 2020 on Friday, January 17, 2020 (Nationwide release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Dolittle, Troop Zero and Extracurricular Activities.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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