Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg did script work on Michael Bay’s Bad Boys II, it’s been revealed.
Heading into cinemas this very week is the long-in-gestation third movie in the Bad Boys series, Bad Boy For Life. The film reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the lead roles, for the first time since 2003’s Bad Boys II, and there’s the possibility of more films in the series if this one hits.
But in the midst of the promotion for the new film, Seth Rogen – via his Twitter account – just dropped a rather surprising revelation. That he was one of the people who helped rewrite the second movie.
To place it in context, it followed a post from entertainment writer Eric Vespe on his Twitter feed, where he argued that Bad Boys II is better than Bad Boys. Which is when Rogen chipped in.
He dropped a few more details as to how he and his writing and directing partner, Evan Goldberg, came to be involved. And it was through Judd Apatow…
Judd was rewriting it and me and Evan were broke so he gave us a bit of money to help. I don’t remember much but we all definitely wrote the joke where they don’t know the words to the song, and where Martin shoots the machine gun in the car by accident. And probably many more…
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 15, 2020
Rogen and Goldberg’s work was uncredited on the movie, with Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton and Jerry Stahl getting the final credit for the film. Michael Bay, of course, directed. Thus, if you ever wanted to see a Michael Bay movie written by Seth Rogen, Bay Boys II might just be the closest you’ll get…
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