Will Smith is feeling the fallout from his Oscars slap.
Every week after the King Richard actor smacked Chris Rock within the face for making a joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith, on the Academy Awards, a few of his movie tasks are in jeopardy, together with a Netflix film and Unhealthy Boys 4.
In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix was within the technique of discovering a brand new director for Quick and Free, through which Smith was to play a criminal offense boss who loses his reminiscence after an assault. The week earlier than the Oscars, director David Leitch withdrew from the undertaking, inflicting Netflix to place out a name for a brand new director.
Within the wake of the incident, the motion movie has been “quietly moved to the again burner.” It’s unclear whether or not Netflix will attempt to make the film with one other star and director.
Moreover, Unhealthy Boys 4 was in lively growth previous to the Oscars, however Sony has determined to place a maintain on the fourth installment within the blockbuster franchise co-starring Martin Lawrence. Per the report, a couple of different tasks in pre-production are more likely to observe go well with.
Smith’s slave drama Emancipation for Apple TV+, known as the biggest movie pageant acquisition deal in historical past at over $100 million, had been accomplished and is in post-production. The Antoine Fuqua-directed movie, which was already garnering Oscar buzz, was slated to debut someday this 12 months, however an official launch date has not been introduced.
Within the wake of the controversy, Smith publicly apologized to Chris Rock and resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, saying he’ll “totally settle for any and all penalties” for his “surprising, painful, and inexcusable” conduct.