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Will Smith's 'Sugar Bandits' locks multi-million dollar deals

Will Smith's new film on the horizon will be directed by Stefano Sollima

By Web Desk
May 20, 2024
Will Smith will reprise his role the Bad Boys franchise
Will Smith will reprise his role the 'Bad Boys' franchise

Will Smith's upcoming crime thriller Sugar Bandits scored multiple million-dollar deals ahead of its September production start date.

Deadline reported on Sunday, May 19, that one of the market’s biggest-budget projects, starring Smith, 55, sealed massive deals across the world for AGC.

The Oscar-winner actor is slated to reprise his role in the Bad Boys franchise. His character is described as a former special forces soldier who leads an elite vigilante squad with an aim of wiping out the drug trade in Boston.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Stefano Sollima will helm the upcoming project with his directorial talents, a seemingly strategic move that helped lock new deals.

The director is known for his work in Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Gomorrah and Without Remorse.

In an eight-figure pact, the most significant commitment is from Amazon Prime Video, which has acquired Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK with a slew of smaller territories.

In addition, a plethora of deals have been secured by big international distribution companies and film groups.

The new film on the horizon, which has an estimated budget of 80 million dollars, will reportedly take place in Montreal and Boston.