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Michael Bay: Sony ‘Had No Faith’ in ‘Bad Boys,’ Claimed ‘Two Black Actors Don’t Sell Overseas’

Michael Bay’s “Bad Boys” movies are one of his signature action franchises, but the director said the studio did not have faith in the project because of a misguided belief that Black actors don’t attract international audiences. Sony Pictures was behind “Bad Boys,” which paired Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as two Miami narcotics detectives. […]

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Michael Bay Thinks the Oscars Slap Is Overblown: Will Smith ‘Is Not That Guy’

This is one explosive confrontation that Michael Bay wants no part of.The “Ambulance” director shared his reaction to the now-infamous Oscars slap between Will Smith and presenter Chris Rock during the March 27 awards ceremony. Bay, who directed Smith in both “Bad Boys” and its 2003 sequel, told Yahoo! Entertainment that Smith’s altercation seemed out […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to Direct ‘Batgirl’

“Bad Boys for Life” directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah have been tapped to direct DC’s upcoming “Batgirl” movie.Christina Hodson penned the script for the new superhero film, centered on Barbra Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon. Hodson, who also wrote the screenplay for “Birds of Prey,” also penned the […]

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‘Bad Boys For Life’ Directors to Helm Muslim Family Drama and “True Passion Project” ‘Rebel’

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, whose Bad Boys franchise entry Bad Boys for Life is currently 2020’s most successful movie, have lined up their next project.Rebel, being introduced at the Cannes Virtual Market by Wild Bunch, is billed as an “immensely powerful and nuanced portrayal of a family torn apart over a little Muslim […]

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Lorne Balfe Replaces Alexandre Desplat as ‘Black Widow’ Composer Late in Post-Production

Black Widow may have a new composer. As the release of the comic book film remains in limbo amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, Marvel Studios has reportedly replaced initial Black Widow composer Alexandre Desplat with Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Bad Boys for Life composer Lorne Balfe. According to Film Music Reporter, Lorne Balfe will […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ to Release Early on Digital

With the nation’s movie theaters dark due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sony Pictures has given its hit action comedy “Bad Boys for Life” an early video on demand release on March 31.The movie — starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence — will debut April 21 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.Prior to the crisis, […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Tops Super Bowl Weekend; ‘Rhythm Section’ Delivers a Record Worst Opening

For a third straight weekend in a row Sony’s Bad Boys for Life topped the weekend box office, and continues to do so with ease, though it isn’t as if the competition from a pair of newcomers was stiff. Both Uar’s Gretel & Hansel and Paramount’s The Rhythm Section fell below expectations, and the latter […]

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‘Bad Boys’ Repeats at #1; STX’s ‘Gentlemen’ Bags $11 Million Debut

Sony’s Bad Boys for Life entered its second weekend with a strong holdover performance, repeating atop the weekend box office and topping $120 million domestically after just ten days in release. Meanwhile, STX’s release of Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen enjoyed a solid debut while Universal’s The Turning finished just outside the top five, disappointing both […]

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