May 19th, 2016       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to Variety, Noomi Rapace is in negotiations to co-star with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in Netflix’s “Bright.” David Ayer is directing the pic. Plot details are unknown, but sources say the project will be in the same vein of “End of Watch” (which was directed by Ayer), but set in a world where orcs and fairies live among humans. Sources also say the story is not set in present day. Written by Max Landis, the spec became one of the Hollywood’s hotter packages after WME and CAA took it to buyers when Warner Bros. was unable to make a deal for the rights. Most felt that a major studio would land the project, given the star power and what reps were asking upfront for P&A. Netflix, however, swooped in, committing a massive $90 million for the budget, spending $3 million to acquire the spec. Production is expected to start sometime this fall with Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman producing. Let’s hope this is more successful than the last Smith/Rapace announced project, “Brilliance”, which never saw the light of day.