Martin Lawrence and Will Smith at Bad Boys II Premiere

WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 9: Actors Martin Lawrence and Will Smith attend the "Bad Boys II" movie premiere at the Mann's Village theatre on July 9, 2003, in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Fans of buddy-cop action film Bad Boys have a reason to smile today. After more than a decade, a new Bad Boys film is headed to theaters.

Martin Lawrence revealed the news to Conan O’Brien during a taping of his late night talk show Wednesday night.

When asked if a new installment of Bad Boys was ever going to happen, Lawrence said, “I believe [it’s happening], yes. I just talked to Jerry [Bruckheimer] yesterday, and he said it’s real, they’re working on a script, they’re getting close, and it all looks good.”

Lawrence later hinted that his co-star, Will Smith, would be coming back after O’Brien asked for a cameo in the film.

“I will mention it to Will Smith and Jerry Bruckheimer that Conan wants a cameo in the movie,” Lawrence said.

Lawrence left his fans anticipating the upcoming film after posting this Facebook message back in July: “11 years ago today, Bad Boys II was released in theaters. Feelin’ it’s about time for number 3 … what do you think, Will Smith?” he wrote.

Bad Boys, released in 1995, was one of Smith’s first box office hits, grossing over $141  million, and marked the directing debut of Transformers’ Michael Bay. The 2003 sequel, Bad Boys II, saw the duo reprise their roles as streetwise detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey and raked in $273 million at the box office.

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