AceShowbiz - Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back at crime scene as they have begun shooting "Bad Boys for Life". The two actors, who reprise their roles as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett respectively, have been spotted on the set of the new movie in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this week.
In the first pictures which have circulated online, Smith was seen filming an action scene as he ran for his life. Wearing a black ensemble, the 50-year-old still looked fit enough to keep up with the demand of his job.
Lawrence, meanwhile, sported a bloody bandage on his forehead, hinting at another action-packed sequence for his character. He wore an unbuttoned red-and-white jacket on top of a black shirt and jeans.
In between takes, they bundled up in padded jackets as they listened attentively to the instructions from co-director Adil El Arbi.
The filming of the third "Bad Boys" movie has caused a Twitter frenzy, with many Internet users reporting the sightings of Smith and Lawrence in Buckhead. "Bad Boys 3 was filming today... after my lunch break," one tweeted on Tuesday, January 15.
The new installment centers on the Miami PD and its elite AMMO team's attempt to take down Armando Armas, head of a drug cartel. 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 Lowery.
Paola Nunez is cast as Rita, the tough and funny criminal psychologist who is the newly appointed head of AMMO and Mike's former girlfriend who is also described as the one who got away. Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton and Alexander Ludwig will play the members of a modern, highly specialized police unit that collides with the old school Bad Boys (Mike and Marcus).
Joe Pantoliano is set to reprise his role as Captain Howard, Jacob Scipio is tapped to portray the villain Armando Armas, the head of a drug cartel, while DJ Khaled was recently added to the cast in an undisclosed role.
Adil El Arbi is co-directing the movie along with Bilall Fallah, with the script penned by Chris Bremmer and earlier drafts by Peter Craig ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay", "Transformers") and Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team"). Jerry Bruckheimer will return as producer with Doug Belgrad, while Smith Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson, Chad Oman and James Lassiter serve as executive producers.
"Bad Boys for Life" is scheduled for theatrical release on January 17, 2020 in the United States.