Bad Boys for Life is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith. It is a sequel to Bad Boys (1995) and Bad Boys II (2003) and the third and final installment in the Bad Boys franchise. The film stars Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their roles as detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.
A third Bad Boys film was discussed after the success of the second, with original director Michael Bay stating he would be interested in returning 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. Finally in October 2018 the project was officially announced, and filming took place from January through June 2019 in Atlanta and Miami.
Bad Boys for Life is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on January 17, 2020
Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowrey is in a midlife crisis. Both of them unite again when a Romanian mob boss, whose brother they defeated, promises them an important bonus in revenge just as the duo are about to retire officially.