Original Bad Boys cast member to be replaced in new movie.
‘Bad Boys 4’ Recasting Theresa Randle as Martin Lawrence Wife
Tasha Smith joins the upcoming ‘Bad Boys 4’ as Marcus Burnett’s wife Theresa .
“Why Did I Get Married?” Star has landed a role in Bad Boys IV and her character is not new to the franchise’s storyline. Variety reported on Wednesday (May 3), the 52-year-old actress is set to replace Theresa Randle who starred as the wife of Martin Lawrence in the first three films.
Tasha Smith is a Hollywood veteran with a variety of credits under her belt. However, she is best known for Tyler Perry’s For Better Or Worse and Empire. She has also made a name for herself as an accomplished television director. Most recently, she is credited with directing three episodes of BMF. Smith also directed an episode of Bel Air, the spinoff of a show that famous replaced its female lead mid-run.
In addition to the replacement, The report did not disclose the reasoning behind the casting change.
Bad Boys 4 is currently in its production stage. As previously reported, Smith and Lawrence are teaming up once again for Columbia Pictures in Bad Boys 4, in an installment that reunites them with filmmaking duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah who last directed them in 2020’s Bad Boys for Life – a hit that earned $426 million in its global box office haul.
Though the untitled film is far from finished — it has been shooting on location in Atlanta and does not yet have a release date — Sony teased it as part of the studio’s anticipated slate, which Greenstein said is packed with “23 films this calendar year alone.”
It finds Smith and Lawrence reprising their roles as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively, and starring alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núnez and Eric Dane. El Arbi and Fallah are directing from a script penned by Chris Bremner. Smith, Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad and Chad Oman are producing with a roster of executive producers that includes Lawrence, James Lassiter, Mike Stenson, Barry Waldman and Jon Mone.