DJ Khaled will take part in the forthcoming Bad Boys movie when the next installment of the popular Hollywood franchise arrives in January 2020. The report shared by Variety earlier this week states that the popular DJ and producer will be one of the numerous new cast members joining the film series, including High School Musical star, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Riverdale actor Charles Melton and Jacob Scipio. The film will also feature the return of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as the story’s main protagonists.
The report did not state whether or not DJ Khaled–real name, Khaled Mohamed Khaled–will be playing a fictionalized version of himself, or if he’ll be portraying an entirely new character. The film also has yet to receive an official title (IMDB currently has it listed as Bad Boys For Life), but the plotline will reportedly “revolve around a modern, highly specialized police unit that collides with the old school Bad Boys,” played by Smith and Lawrence. The upcoming film will be the third installment, following the original in 1995 and its sequel, Bad Boys II in 2003. There’s also the possibility that Khaled’s involvement in the 2020 film could come with some musical contributions from the popular DJ, as the last film featured a chart-topping hip-hop single in “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” which had been performed by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee.
Khaled’s upcoming appearance in the film is not the only recent non-musical venture in which the DJ has shared his talents. Back over the summer, Khaled shared the first photos from his lavish furniture line. More recently, he’s filmed his role in an upcoming Jamie Foxx movie titled, All-Star Weekend. He’s also used that famous voice of his to contribute to a forthcoming animated film titled, Spies in Disguise.
Khaled’s arrival to Hollywood should come as no surprise, as he’s continued to raise his status amongst the contemporary pop scene with collaborations alongside Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and even supporting Beyoncé and Jay Z on select dates of their recent “On The Run II” Tour last year.