Fast and loose: was the Netflix movie starring Will Smith movie canceled?
Following Willl Smith’s slapping of Chris Rock at the Oscars, several of Smith’s projects have been paused, such as Fast and Loose, a Netflix movie.
After Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Annual Academy Awards, various movie projects he was a part of have been postponed or canceled.
As a punishment for the slap, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made the decision to ban Will Smith from the Oscar Awards for the next ten years.
“Bad Boys 4″ and “Fast and Loose”
Industry insiders have reported that although Smith was sent forty pages of a script for Bad Boys 4, Sony has called off production. It is not to say that the film will not be made, but many believe the industry will wait to cast Smith in a role until the dust has settled a bit more.
Without a director and with the protagonist of the film involved in controversy, the future of the film is at stake.
Netflix’s ‘Fast and Loose’ tells the story of a crime boss who loses his memory and ends up in Tijuana Mexico. after an attack. Later, and after collecting various clues, the man discovers that he has been maintaining a two identities. The film was experiencing production delays before the Oscars. According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Leitch who had agreed to direct the film, dropped out of the project a few weeks before the Oscars. It is believed that Leitch abandoned the project to work on Universal’s “Fall Guy” starring Ryan Gosling.
So far, it has not been announced if Netflix will drop ‘Fast and Loose’ completely with Will Smith or if they plan to cast a new protagonist as his replacement. Netflix has not made any official statement about the situation.
Will Emancipation still come out?
One of Will Smith’s upcoming films that is in post-production is called ‘Emancipation.’
It follows the journey of a slave escaping a plantation in Lousiana. The movie was produced by Apple Studios and is still expected to be released this year. To date, the studio has not made any statements on a release date but they may be waiting for the story surrounding Smith’s conduct to die down.