Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

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Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
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Fallah (left) and El Arbi (right), 2018
Adil El Arbi:
(1988-06-30) June 30, 1988 (age 33)
Bilall Fallah:
(1986-01-04) January 4, 1986 (age 35)
OccupationFilm directors, screenwriters, film editors
Years active2010–present

Adil El Arbi (born June 30, 1988) and Bilall Fallah (born January 4, 1986) are Belgian-Moroccan film and television directors. The duo, collectively billed as Adil & Bilall, are known for writing and directing the feature films Image (2014), Black (2015), and Gangsta (2018), as well as directing Bad Boys for Life, the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.[1][2]


Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah went to film school together. The first project that they directed was a short film named Broeders (2011), which was acclaimed by critics; their later films, Black (2015) and Patser (2018), also received positive reception.[3] They directed the first two episodes in the TV series Snowfall, which aired on July 5 and July 12 in 2017, as well as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's music video "When I Grow Up", which features American rapper Wiz Khalifa.[4] Besides directing Bad Boys for Life, Arbi & Fallah are also attached to direct Beverly Hills Cop 4, the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop film series, in which Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his role.[5][6] The duo are also set to direct and executive produce Ms. Marvel for Disney+.[7] In May 2021, it was revealed that the duo would direct a film based on Batgirl for HBO Max.[8]


Year Title Directors Writers Notes
2014 Image Yes Yes
2015 Black Yes Yes
2018 Gangsta Yes Yes
2020 Bad Boys for Life Yes No
2022 Batgirl Yes No Filming
TBA Beverly Hills Cop 4 Yes No In development

Short films

Year Title Directors Writers
2011 Broeders Yes Adil El Arbi
2017 Hashtag Yes Yes

TV series

Year Title Directors Writers Notes
2012 Bergica Yes Yes
2017 Snowfall Yes No 2 episodes
2022 Ms. Marvel Yes No Post-production; 2 episodes, also executive producers


  1. ^ "Production Begins on Bad Boys For Life". January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bad Boys for Life Begins Production, Will Smith Shares New Photo". MovieWeb. January 7, 2019. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "10 Directors to Watch: Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah Bring Street Cred to Belgian Cinema". January 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. Wiz Khalifa - When I Grow Up (Official Music Video)". June 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Guglielmi, Luca (2017-01-15). "A New Beverly Hills Cop Film Is Going Into Production This Summer". All The Stuff You Care About. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  6. ^ "'Beverly Hills Cop 4' moves forward with Eddie Murphy". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  7. ^ "'Ms. Marvel' Finds Directors in Pakistani Oscar Winner, 'Bad Boys for Life' Filmmakers (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (2021-05-19). "'Bad Boys for Life' Filmmakers to Direct 'Batgirl' Movie for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-05-19.

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