- Title: Will Smith revels in racism with 'Bright'
- Date: 22nd July 2017
- Summary: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR, DAVID AYER, SAYING: "As a film maker, to spend more time on the creative than working on the spreadsheet that supports the film is a true pleasure and I think that changes how you come at the movie and the energy and it also changes how the cast comes to the movie because they feel that freedom." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, WILL SMITH, SAYING: "Well you know, when you make a movie that expensive, you have to broaden the audience so you have to be PG-13, right? So it is a huge decision where you make a film of that magnitude based on the risk profile so at Netflix based on the subscription they can make anything for any number that they feel like their base is going to want to see."
- Embargoed: 5th August 2017 00:24
- Keywords: Will Smith Netflix David Ayers Comic-con Bright racism movie stars
- Location: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES /UNIDENTIFIED FILM LOCATIONS
- City: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES /UNIDENTIFIED FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0046QNWY8D
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hollywood star Will Smith brought some A-list clout to the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday (July 20) when he launched the new Netflix film "Bright."
Reportedly the most expensive film Netflix has produced, the film sees Smith reteam with his "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer.
"Bright" is based in a parallel universe where orcs and elves live alongside humans in modern society and Smith and his orc police partner (Joel Edgerton) go on a mission to find a secret weapon.
Smith spoke at both the panel and the news conference afterwards at the convention that he found it "spectacular" to be racist in the film against his orc partner, as it was refreshing to do that in an African American role.
"Bright" goes on release on Netflix in December.
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