Months have passed since that embarrassing incident in which Will Smith slapped Chris Rockduring the delivery ceremony of the Oscarafter he made a joke with the wife of the actor from Two Rebel Cops and King Richard: a winning family that, worth saying, gave him the statuette in the category of best actor.
There has been talk of excuses, vacations to heal, invitations and rejections, but Smith’s career is still in mid-air. However, a couple of pieces of news could change that.
Considered one of the most charismatic and blockbuster actors in Hollywood, Will Smith could be back, thanks to his role as a producer with his house Westbrook Studios.
(Also: Chris Rock refused to rehost the 2023 Oscars after Smith’s slap)
This is ‘Brilliance’, which will be the directorial debut of Pakistani author Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, winner of two Oscars and six Emmys for her short documentaries.
The other good news for Smith It was revealed a few days ago by film critic Jeff Sneider, announcing that the premiere of ‘Emancipation’ would be brought forward to next December, the film in which he stars about a slave who escapes to join the Union Army in 1860, which is produced by Apple TV and that was scheduled for 2023. For now, the platform has not made an official statement on the matter.
Fresh off the scandal, Sony Pictures was the only studio to reiterate its support for Will Smith. Tom Rothman, president of the study, commented that he would be willing to give the green light to the film Bad Boys 4 (also known as Two Bad Cops, which starred the actor with Martin Lawrence).
When the scandal broke, there was speculation that this production had been cancelled, but Rothman said otherwise.
“That movie has been in development and it still is. There were no brakes to pump because the car wasn’t moving. That was a very unfortunate thing that happened (…)”, maintains Rothman. “I don’t think I should comment on it, except to say I have known Will Smith for many years and I know he is a good person.”
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Will Smith will return to the cinema as producer after incident at the Oscars