Will Smith’s Upcoming Film Projects Reportedly Paused in Aftermath of Oscars Slap

Will Smith’s Upcoming Movie Initiatives Reportedly Paused in Aftermath of Oscars Slap

A pair of upcoming Will Smith tasks have reportedly been paused within the aftermath of the actor slapping Chris Rock on the Academy Awards.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed Saturday that pre-production on the Smith-starring Netflix motion movie Quick and Unfastened has stalled following the notorious incident on the Oscars; previous to The Slap, the movie’s director David Leitch dropped off the mission, and whereas the streaming service initially sought one other filmmaker to take over instantly, Quick and Unfastened has as a substitute been put “on the again burner.”

Moreover, Smith was reportedly given 40 pages of script for an upcoming fourth installment to the Unhealthy Boys franchise, however Sony too has opted to bench that blockbuster from lively improvement.

As of now, Smith’s subsequent starring position is within the movie Emancipation, the place the actor portrays a runaway slave who journey via Louisiana swamps to flee plantation house owners. That Antoine Fuqua-directed film, at present in post-production, was scheduled to premiere on Apple TV+ in 2022, however no launch date has been set but.

Based on IMDB, Smith — within the position of producer — nonetheless has loads of tasks on the horizon in numerous states of improvement, however the destiny of these movies and TV exhibits is now in flux following the fallout of Smith’s notorious Oscars second.

On Friday, Smith resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences in a press release the place he accepted “all penalties for my conduct.”

“My actions on the 94th Academy Awards presentation had been stunning, painful, and inexcusable,” Smith wrote. “The record of these I’ve harm is lengthy and contains Chris, his household, a lot of my pricey pals and family members, all these in attendance, and international audiences at dwelling. I betrayed the belief of the Academy. I disadvantaged different nominees and winners of their alternative to rejoice and be celebrated for his or her extraordinary work.”

Smith continued, “I’m heartbroken… Change takes time and I’m dedicated to doing the work to make sure that I by no means once more enable violence to overhaul motive.”

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