*Will Smith is busy lining up projects for the coming months.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that he’ll co-star with Joel Edgerton in the cop thriller “Bright,” and TMZ is reporting that “Bad Boy 3” is a done deal following several talks in the last two days between Smith and franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Regarding “Bright,” David Ayer will direct from a script written by Max Landis. Smith and Ayer recently worked together on Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad.” Production is expected to start right after Smith wraps his starring role in David Frankel’s “Collateral Beauty.”
Edgerton will next be seen in the interracial couple drama “Loving” opposite Ruth Negga.
Regarding “Bad Boys 3,” TMZ reports that Bruckheimer and Smith “have talked for hours in the last 2 days — 4 hours at dinner Tuesday night and a long lunch on Wednesday — to hash out the terms of the contract. They also spent time working on the script.”
TMZ hit up Bruckheimer coming out of the lunch. “He was vague about the project, but we know it’s an unsigned done deal.”