Will Smith already grilled in Hollywood? Bad Boys 4 and Fast and Loose have been put on hiatus

Will Smith already grilled in Hollywood?  Bad Boys 4 and Fast and Loose have been put on hiatus
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The consequences of the slapgate were not long in being felt for the actor.

Friday, Will Smith had taken the lead in announcing that he was resigning from the Academy, rather than waiting for the sanction which would fall during the month of April, by publishing a new letter of apology for his behavior and the consequences that he had on the ceremony. But, obviously, it will take more to forget this incident.

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According to the HollywoodReporter, Badboys 4 was thus put on hold. The film was however well under active development, after the success of Bad Boys: For Life (400 million receipts in the world for 90 million budget), and Will Smith had even received a script of 40 pages before the Oscars. The producers would now wait to see how the situation evolves, specifies the THR

But that’s not all. This weekend, the HollywoodReporter also revealed that Netflix had “slowed down” the development of the action movie Fast and Loose in which Will Smith was to play the lead role. David Leitch dropped the project just before the Oscars so he could focus on Fall Guy, starring Ryan Gosling, which will begin filming this summer, and Netflix was actively looking for a new director. Following the slapgate, this is no longer the case. And the American press does not yet know if the platform will abandon the project or seek a new star to headline.

remains the case Emancipation. This drama where Will Smith plays a runaway slave who joins the Union Army in 1860s America is currently in post-production. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it should be released in 2022 on Apple TV but does not yet have a precise release date.

Has the tide definitely turned for Will Smith? It’s still too early to tell, but some studio executives believe than the star”gonna have to stick around for a while“, before being able to resume the course of his career.

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