The Grey director Joe Carnahan is in early negotiations to re-write and likely direct Sony Pictures’ action sequel BAD BOYS 3. Safe House writer David Guggenheim wrote the latest draft and Carnahan will step in to do a quick pass.
Sources claim that Sony is moving quickly to secure Will Smith to star in the sequel as his next film, following his turn in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad. Smith and Martin Lawrence starred in the first two entries in the series, which were both helmed by Michael Bay.
The first two installments of the series were hits, with 1995’s Bad Boys grossing over $140 million worldwide and 2003’s Bad Boys II topping $270 million.
Carnahan most recently helmed 2014’s surprisingly fantastic action/comedy Stretch, which starred Patrick Wilson, Jessica Alba, and Ed Helms. The A-Team and Smokin’ Aces director also executive produced the NBC dramas State of Affairs and The Blacklist, which stars James Spader. Next up he’ll write/direct Universal’s thriller Void, DreamWorks’ action/thriller Motorcade, and Fox’s action/sci-fi Continue.
He’s repped by CAA and The Arlook Group.
The news was first reported by Deadline.
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