Saturday, 21 January 2017

Édgar Ramírez set to join Will Smith in Bright

With his cameras currently rolling in Los Angeles, David Ayer (Fury) has not yet finished finding the people he wants to appear in crime drama fantasy hybrid Bright. Will Smith (I Am Legend) and Joel Edgerton (Warrior) are the leads and now news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Édgar Ramírez (The Girl On The Train) is on board for a role.

Crafted as a spec script by Max Landis (Chronicle), Bright finds Smith and Edgerton as a human and an orc who must outrun the authorities, criminals and a variety of supernatural beings to protect a powerful magic wand. Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy) is on as Tikka, a young elf with her own magical abilities who comes into possession of the wand and needs the leads' help when dark forces try to hunt her down. As for Ramírez, he will be an elf named Kandomere, assigned to the FBI's magic division.

Netflix is behind this one, which has yet to announce a release date. Ramírez, most recently seen in The Girl On The Train (2016), is starring alongside Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) in Gold, due here on 2 February.

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