After 16 years, the Bad Boys are back — and they’re as bad as ever.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have returned as rough-riding cops Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) in Bad Boys for Life, the third installment in the bombastic franchise that began with Michael Bay’s Bad Boys way back in 1995. Bay is not involved in the threequel, but original producer Jerry Bruckheimer is. The film is directed by the Belgian duo of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
The movie will see the pair of cops, now well into middle-age and contemplating their legacies, team up for one last major adventure against a drug cartel. Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of Radio Times: “Old-school cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett team up to take down the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel. Newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department along with Mike and Marcus go up against the ruthless Armando Armas.”
You can check out the NSFW trailer here.
The film marks the third major Smith franchise to be revived in the past couple of years, but the first in which Smith actually chose to return for after sitting out both Independence Day: Resurgence and Men in Black: International. The movie will also mark a comeback for Lawrence, as this is his first starring role in a film since 2011’s Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.
Bad Boys for Life hits theaters on Jan. 17, 2020.