Martin Lawrence believes he will team up with with Will Smith for a third instalment of the buddy action comedy.

"I believe so, yes," Lawrence told Conan O’Brien, responding to rumours of another Bad Boys. "I just talked to (producer) Jerry Bruckheimer. He said it's real, they're working on a script. They're getting close and it all looks good."

Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay hit the jackpot with the 1995 original, which along with its 2003 sequel earned a combined $414.7 million worldwide (309 million euros equivalent) at the box office.

Lawrence is currently starring in the FX sitcom, Partners.