Bad Boys 3 Adds Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig & Charles Melton

Bad Boys 3 adds Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig & Charles Melton

Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch, Second Act), Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games, Lone Survivor), and Charles Melton (Riverdale, American Horror Story) have joined Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys for Life, Variety has confirmed.

In the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise, Hudgens, Ludwig, and Melton will play a modern, highly specialized police unit that collides with the old school Bad Boys (Smith and Lawrence) when a new threat emerges in Miami.

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Official plot details on the Bad Boys sequel are being kept under wraps, but more information will likely be revealed once the pic goes into production next month in preparation for a January 17, 2020 release.

The first two Bad Boys films were directed by Michael Bay. Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will take the reins on the latest entry from a script by Peter Craig (Bad Boys 2), Joe Carnahan (The A-Team), and Chris Bremmer. Jerry Bruckheimer will resume his producing role. Doug Belgrad will also produce, with Smith, Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, and James Lassiter serving as executive producers.

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