Joe Carnahan Hates ‘The Danish Girl’ So Much His ‘Bad Boys 3’ Script Blew Up the Film’s Poster

IndieWire | 1/17/2020 | Staff
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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence recently wrapped production on the third entry in their “Bad Boys” movie franchise, entitled “Bad Boys For Life.” The project has been in development for several years, with “Smokin’ Aces” and “The Grey” director Joe Carnahan originally attached to write and direct the movie. Grey left the project over creative differences, but he recently revealed to Collider (via The Playlist) some of the details of his scrapped sequel. One random but critical throwaway gag written into the “Bad Boys 3” script was a dig at Oscar-winner “The Danish Girl.”

“I hated ‘The Danish Girl’ so much,” Carnahan said. “I said, ‘Could you make a poster for ‘The Danish Girl’ and blow it apart?’ And they said, ‘Yeah, we can do that.’ I **** hated that movie with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns. I think [the people who worked on ‘The Danish Girl’] are all really talented, I just hated that movie, me personally. I’m sure they hate my movies.”

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“The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper of “The King’s Speech” fame, starred Eddie Redmayne as painter Lili Elbe, one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery. The movie divided critics and earned backlash for casting Redmayne in a transgender role, yet it nonetheless received four Academy Award nominations and won Alicia Vikander the prize for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

Carnahan’s would-be “Danish Girl” criticism is similar to a visual gag in “Captain Marvel” in...
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