DJ Khaled joins third installment of Will Smith, Martin Lawrence's buddy comedy Bad Boys for Life

Press Trust of India

Jan 17, 2019 09:14:38 IST

Los Angeles: DJ Khaled is the latest star to join the cast of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Sony's Bad Boys for Life. The long-awaited threequel will see the return of Smith and Lawrence as Detective Mike Lowrey and Detective Marcus Burnett.

Actor Joe Pantoliano, who portrays Captain Conrad Howard in the earlier two films, is also coming for the third part.

 DJ Khaled joins third installment of Will Smith, Martin Lawrences buddy comedy Bad Boys for Life

DJ Khaled. Image from Facebook

Khaled, 43, joins newcomers Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, and Paola Nunez in the project.

The DJ, whose real name is Khaled Mohamed Khaled, shared the news on Twitter, saying, "Blessed to announce that I will be joining #WillSmith and #Martinlawrence in the cast of @badboys #BadBoysForLife movie."

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are directing the film from a script by Peter Craig. Joe Carnahan is doing a rewrite. Chris Bremmer is the current writer.

Hudgens, Ludwig, and Melton will play a modern, highly specialised police unit that collides with the old school Bad Boys when a new threat emerges in Miami.

Production has started and the film is slated for theatrical release 17 January, 2020.

Jerry Bruckheimer returns as producer. Doug Belgrad will also produce, as will Smith.

Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, and James Lassiter are executive producers.

Updated Date: Jan 17, 2019 09:14:38 IST