Movies - Bad Boys : Ride or die : Bad Boys Are Back and set to Hit Theaters Summer 2024

By Mulder, 26 march 2024

In what's shaping up to be the summer's most anticipated return, Bad Boys: Ride or Die promises to deliver all the high-octane action and laugh-out-loud humor fans have come to expect from the franchise. Directed by the dynamic duo Adil & Bilall, this latest installment sees the return of Hollywood heavyweights Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as the beloved buddy cop pair, alongside a star-studded cast including Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, and DJ Khaled, with new faces Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, and Joyner Lucas joining the fray.

Marking the fourth film in the celebrated Bad Boys series, Ride or Die continues the saga with a fresh twist — our heroes are now the ones on the run. In a mix that blends the series' signature edge-of-your-seat action with outrageous comedy, Miami's finest will face their biggest challenge yet. This installment also sees Tasha Smith stepping into the role of Theresa Burnett, taking the baton from Theresa Randle, who has portrayed the character in the trilogy so far.

The journey to this sequel wasn't without its hitches. Following the success of Bad Boys for Life in 2020, development was momentarily paused in the wake of Will Smith's 2022 Oscars incident. Nevertheless, confirmation that the project was back on track came shortly after, with Smith and Lawrence both eager to reprise their iconic roles under the guidance of Adil & Bilall.

Filming kicked off in the spring of 2023, with locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami, Florida, setting the stage for the latest chapter in this enduring saga. Despite a brief hiatus due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, production wrapped successfully in March 2024.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die is set to make a splash in theaters across the United States on June 7, 2024, under the banner of Columbia Pictures, in association with 2.0 Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Westbrook Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. This release date marks a significant shuffle from its original slot in 2019, reflecting the filmmakers' commitment to delivering another unforgettable adventure. As summer approaches, fans are gearing up for what promises to be a thrilling ride with Miami's most charismatic duo.

Synopsis : 
This summer, the Bad Boys franchise returns with its iconic blend of explosive action and irreverent humor. But this time, Miami's top cops become America's most wanted men.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die
Directed by Adil & Bilall
Written by Chris Bremner
Based on Characters by George Gallo
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, Chad Oman, Doug Belgrad
Starring  Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Joe Pantoliano
Cinematography : Robrecht Heyvaert
Music by Lorne Balfe
Production companies : Columbia Pictures, 2.0 Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Westbrook Studios
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date : June 5, 2024  (France) June 7, 2024 (United States)