Production companies cancel their contracts with Will Smith and declare: "Working with him has become risky", including Netflix and Apple
Netflix and Apple have canceled plans to produce a biopic about Will Smith, after he slapped actor Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards after the latter mocked his wife.
Netflix and Apple are pulling back from making a biopic about Will Smith
According to The Sun newspaper, Netflix and Apple withdrew their offers to obtain the rights to produce a biopic about Will Smith, and the newspaper reported that working with Will Smith for companies has become too risky, so the companies are now planning to develop ideas with other stars, and that decision comes after A source revealed last month that the companies were vying hard to secure the production rights to the film, based on Will Smith's life, based on his autobiography that came out last year and has topped the bestseller list ever since.
Will Smith's projects suspended on Netflix and Sony
In continuation to the repercussions of the incident, both Netflix and Sony announced the temporary suspension of some Will Smith projects, as Netflix revealed that Will Smith was in the process of embodying the role of a crime leader who suffers from a memory problem in one of its films, but the company issued a statement stopping the project, while Apple did not announce About the release date of the Will Smith movie that was scheduled for release this year, Will Smith also had a movie with Sony, and had received 40 pages of script before the Oscars, but it has now stopped, and some other projects are likely to be stopped in pre-production stage.
Mel Gibson's shocking and unexpected reaction to the Will Smith incident
For his part, international star Mel Gibson recently aroused the public's interest, through his unexpected reaction when a Fox News anchor asked him about his opinion on the famous Will Smith incident at the 2022 Oscars, during his appearance on Fox News to promote his new movie "Father". Stu,” where Mel Gibson ended his television interview abruptly when he smiled and pointed at the camera, and then in the background the voice of his publicist announced the call ended at once, and despite the announcer’s insistence to get an answer, but the interview was immediately ended.