Further details have been made public on the storyline for the upcoming Will Smith follow-up ‘Bad Boys For Life’ in which Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite.

The story is said to see the Miami police department assembling an elite team called AMMO that has been tasked with taking down drug cartel leader Armando Armas (Jacob Scipio) – a cold-blooded killer with a vicious, taunting nature. Armas’ equally ruthless mother has tasked him with killing Mike Lowery, though the reason for doing so isn’t clear as yet.

At the same time, the AMMO team is lead by a tough and funny criminal psychologist named Rite (Paola Nunez) who also happens to be Mike’s ex-girlfriend, the one who got away. Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens and Charles Melton also star in the film as other members of the AMMO team.

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The new film in the franchise sees Adil Arbi and Bilall Fallah take the helm taking over directorial duties from Michael Bay. Joe Carnahan, Peter Craig and Chris Bremmer penned the script.

By the time the third instalment arrives in 2020, it will be 25 years since the first film hit our screens which saw Martin Lawrence and Will Smith and as two Miami narcotics detectives, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey. The pair embarks on an investigation of their own when $100 million worth of heroin they recently confiscated is heisted from station headquarters. Given five days to track down the drugs before they shut down the narcotics division. Action meets farce when Marcus is compelled to masquerade as his partner in order to gain the trust of a call girl (Tea Leoni), a key witness in their investigation.