"Bad Boys 4" recasts the original role - she was in all 3 parts so far

  • Published: 2023/05/04 11:50

    Author: Björn Becher


When the two such opposite and yet such good friends cops Marcus (Martin Lawrence) and Mike (Will Smith) clean up the crime again in "Bad Boys 4", a personality will change at their side. Because so far, Marcus' wife Theresa has been played by the actress Theresa Randle. She has appeared in the role in Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, and Bad Boys For Life. In "Bad Boys 4" she is no longer there. As has now become known, Tasha Smith, known from the series "Empire", among other things, replaces the colleague and takes over the role of Theresa Burnett. No reasons for the line-up change were announced. Theresa Randle had actually retired from acting. "Bad Boys For Life" was a comeback after a ten-year break. It's very possible that it was only planned as a one-time thing back then. Now that the franchise is still going strong, Randle might not feel like coming back again and again (and it might not be that easy with other commitments, either). But those responsible need the figure. Because even if Marcus' wife is only a supporting character, she is very important for the overall story and the depiction of the contrasts between the two protagonists. Filming on Bad Boys 4 has just started. In addition to Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, some old acquaintances from the direct predecessor are also returning. Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig and Charles Melton are again part of the team from the AMMO unit, which is now managed by Marcus and Mike. As in "Bad Boys For Life", Paola Núñez plays the superior of the often unconventionally acting cop duo. Joining the cast alongside Tasha Smith are Eric Dane and Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd. Dane, known from the hit series "Grey's Anatomy" and "Euphoria", is said to play the villain. Directed again by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who previously directed Bad Boys For Life. "Bad Boys 4" does not yet have a theatrical release date and a final title. We assume a start in the course of 2024.