Netflix was not the only entertainment giant in the United States that decided to put on the shelf a film project with Will Smith, one of the biggest ever, with a budget of around US$200 million (R$923 million). . Thappad stunned the actor who saw Chris Rock at the last Oscars, his colleagues at the event and the world watching it all on television.
As the world leader in streaming, Sony Pictures has also halted production at a facility that would star Smith and be shot by a subsidiary. In addition, the fourth installment of the “Bad Boys” franchise, which stars Smith and Martin Lawrence and belongs to a studio series controlled by the Japanese multinational Sony Group Corporation, has also been taken to the roof.
Apple TV+, which hired Smith to star in a drama about slavery in the United States in 2020, didn’t take a break from partnering with the Oscar winner for “King Richard: Rising Champions” because in that case the film It was already recorded in its entirety, although he is considering not releasing it again.
These collective corporate reactions indicate that Jada Pinkett Smith’s husband will need to do more than publicly apologize to The Rock if he is to continue his film career.