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The “Unhealthy Boys” are formally again on the town — and so is one other acquainted face. Vanessa Hudgens will reprise her position as Kelly within the franchise alongside stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Deadline reported on March 17. Beforehand, on Jan. 31, Smith and Lawrence confirmed {that a} fourth installment of the “Unhealthy Boys” franchise is on its manner with a video announcement, captioned, “IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME!”

The third “Unhealthy Boys” film, “Unhealthy Boys 4 Life,” aired in 2020. Its administrators, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, are additionally returning for the fourth installment. The primary film within the buddy cop comedy sequence premiered in 1995 and was directed by Michael Bay, as was the second film, “Unhealthy Boys II,” which got here out in 2003. In every, Smith and Lawrence play two cops within the Miami Police Division who get into varied debacles as they attempt to remedy crimes.

The destiny of the fourth “Unhealthy Boys” film was known as into query in March 2022, when Smith slapped Chris Rock onstage on the Oscars, inflicting manufacturing on a few of his initiatives to halt. Nonetheless, on the time, Lawrence denied that the fourth “Unhealthy Boys” was in any hazard, telling Ebony, “We acquired yet another a minimum of.” Within the interview, Lawrence additionally mentioned the significance of the primary “Unhealthy Boys.” “For us to come back collectively and show that we will ship, and we will pull folks into the field workplace — that two Black stars, two sitcom stars, may make cash on the field workplace [was huge],” he mentioned.

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Sony CEO Tom Rothman additionally promised that the fourth “Unhealthy Boys” challenge was nonetheless transferring ahead, albeit slowly, in a Might 2022 interview with Deadline. “That film’s been in growth and nonetheless is. There weren’t any brakes to pump as a result of the automobile wasn’t transferring,” he mentioned. “That was a really unlucky factor that occurred, and I do not assume it is actually my place to remark, besides to say that I’ve recognized Will Smith for a few years, and I do know him to be a great particular person. That was an instance of an excellent particular person having a really unhealthy second, in entrance of the world. I consider his apology and remorse is real, and I consider in forgiveness and redemption.”

This is what we all know in regards to the fourth “Unhealthy Boys” film.

“Unhealthy Boys 4” Solid

Smith and Lawrence will reprise their roles as Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey and Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett, and Hudgens will return as weapon skilled Kelly. Extra forged members haven’t but been confirmed.

“Unhealthy Boys 4” Plot

Plot particulars are being saved underneath wraps, however the film will probably decide up the place “Unhealthy Boys 4 Life” left off. The tip credit of the third film revealed that Armando Aretas aka Armando Lowrey (Jacob Scipio) was nonetheless alive, which means that he could be an essential a part of the subsequent film.

“Unhealthy Boys 4” Launch Date

“Unhealthy Boys 4 Life” remains to be in its early phases, so probably will not be out till 2024 or 2025.

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“Unhealthy Boys 4” Announcement

Smith and Lawrence introduced the upcoming sequel with an Instagram video shared on Jan. 31.