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Netflix has placed Will Smith’s action-thriller “Fast and Loose” on hold after the Oscars incident

There are chances of Smith being pulled out from all of his next projects, and not just Fast and Loose.

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Netflix pauses Will Smith's Fast And Loose

Will Smith has begun to deal with the fallout from his infamous slapping incident at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has paused production on Smith’s action-thriller Fast and Loose.

Smith slapped Oscar presenter and comedian Chris Rock at the award ceremony after he cracked a joke against his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s physical attributes.

A week before the Academy Awards, director David Leitch left Fast and Loose to work on Ryan Gosling’s Fall Guy. Following his departure, Netflix was eager to find a replacement director for Smith’s film. However, following Smith’s incident at the Oscars 2022, “Netflix discreetly placed the movie on the back burner,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In Fast and Loose, Will Smith is set to portray a criminal leader. He portrays a man who realises he has been living two lives, one as a crime lord and the other as a covert CIA operative.

There are chances of Smith being pulled out from all of his next projects, and not just Fast and Loose. Three talent agencies linked with the actor’s next films, who requested anonymity to discuss private discussions, told the New York Times that there had been signals that at least some of his upcoming movies may be in jeopardy.

Smith’s current projects include Apple’s high-profile drama Emancipation, a remake of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles in which he would play alongside Kevin Hart, and the second instalment of a National Geographic travel series on Disney+.

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