Martin Lawrence headed to Conan last night to talk about his upcoming show Partners with Kelsey Grammer (soon to be seen in The Expendables 3), and O’Brien couldn’t let the star go without asking if that Michael Bay-directed Bad Boys 3 was still on the table.
"I believe so, yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it’s real,” Lawrence replied. “They’re working on the script, they’re getting close and it all looks good."
The first Bad Boys arrived in 1995 and brought together producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Michael Bay, Lawrence and Will Smith. It worked as an action comedy on so many levels and produced a sequel. But, there was something about that first film, that is even evident from these Bad Boys quotes, that the magic of the film was the comic and brotherly chemistry between Lawrence and Smith.
Hopefully the pair will get to do it again and we all know that Bay needs to create a quality product once again. Sure, Transformers: Age of Extinction was a huge hit, but it was one of the worst reviewed films of the year.
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