Will Smith: the production of Fast and Loose, a Netflix movie, was paused after the Oscars

Will Smith: the production of Fast and Loose, a Netflix movie, was paused after the Oscars

After Will Smith’s actions at the Oscars, Netflix announced that production on Fast and Loose, a film with the actor, was paused. We tell you all the info here!

One of the first consequences of the actions of Will Smith in the delivery of oscars just appeared, and it comes from the hand of Netflix. The actor was working together with the company of streaming in the movie Fast and Loose. But after the violent slap to Chris Rock on stage at the awards ceremonyNetflix announced that production on the film is currently on hold.

It may not be one of the first consequences, since the actor is currently no longer part of the Academy after announcing that he was withdrawing from it because of what happened. However, it is the first reaction we have from a third party after what happened between Chris Rock and Will Smith.

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In case you live under a stone and you don’t know what happened in delivery number 94 of the Oscarthe actor Will Smith He got up from his seat and slapped Chris Rock, who was doing the typical monologue that most comedians do when they present an award. However, the reaction of Smith was to hit him because Rock made a joke related to the health of Will, Jada Pinkett-Smith. This whole scene was censored on American television, but in countries of Latin America and Oceania It could be seen without any censorship.

The academy came out to give a statement the day after the events to report that the actions of Smith They went against the values ​​they respected and that they were going to seek a sanction according to what happened. HoweverSmith gave up the Academy before they could decide their sanction. Many people speculated that he was going to be sanctioned or expelled and that is why Smith He decided to go out earlier to announce his decision.

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And although the actions of Smith seems to be sincere, it was not enough for Netflix. The company of streaming decided to pause indefinitely Fast and Loosethe movie I was going to star in Smith on the platform. But there is also another important reason for the pause of this project: its director, David Leitchabandoned the project a week before what happened in the Oscars.

Leitch let Fast and Loose because in August the production of the new film of Ryan Gosling, FallGuy. As soon as Leitch left, Netflix began looking for another director, but after Will Smith slapped him in an international broadcast, the project was completely stopped. It is not yet known if Netflix will take advantage of the search for a new director to find a new protagonist.

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There are several productions that were stopped after what happened in the oscars. For example, a new installment of the franchise was in production bad boys, which now completely stopped everything. Another film that could stop its production or not be made is the sequel to I’m legend. Being Will Smith the protagonist of the movie, we have to see what decision the producer makes. But considering how the first installment ends, there may be a possibility that the actor will not participate. Despite everything, the action of Smith It shows us that every bad action has its consequence and it can be quite a big one.