The moon is full. The streets of Los Angeles are teeming with dangerous characters. And most of them aren’t even human.
In the upcoming Netflix blockbuster Bright, Elves and Orcs and other supernatural beings live side-by-side with humans. Starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, and Noomi Rapace, and directed by David Ayer, Bright chronicles the adventures of two LAPD officers as they embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world. Battling both their personal differences and an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female Elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which, in the wrong hands, could destroy everything.
“You can’t really tell how people are going to react until they see it, but it’s wildly unique,” Smith says. “It’s a very different kind of movie.”
Below is a guide to the characters of Bright, Netflix’s year-ending blockbuster that will be available on the streaming service, as well as in select theaters, starting December 22, 2017.
Officer Daryl Ward (Will Smith)
A human LAPD veteran just five years from retirement, Ward sets out for a routine patrol one night with his new partner, an Orc named Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton). Cruising through violent neighborhoods while keeping watch for signs of trouble, Ward must keep his cool as he is forced to overlook Jakoby’s rookie mistakes. “That really intrigued me, the idea of these two worlds colliding a gritty, hardcore cop drama in the middle of Los Angeles with Orcs and Fairies,” says Smith of the film’s premise.
Officer Nick Jacoby (Joel Edgerton)
By turns, sensitive, tough, and dryly funny, Jakoby is the first Orc to serve on the force. “I thought I was going to create some character that was more animalistic, yet what we discovered through rehearsal is that Jakoby desperately wants to be human,” Edgerton says of his mythical character.
Leilah (Noomi Rapace)
The sinister Leilah is the vicious leader of a group of rebel Elves known as the Inferni, who seek to resurrect a long-dormant evil. “Noomi is astoundingly committed,” says director Ayer of the film’s big bad. “She really did a lot of research to get inside of this character and not just play a caricature, but to play somebody with a soul and intent and power. And that’s a scary bad guy.”
Kandomere (Edgar Ramirez)
Kandomere is an Elf who spearheads the Magic Task Force, a federal law enforcement organization that monitors magic activities.
Tikka (Lucy Fry)
A young Elf who is in possession of an artifact with untold power: a rare magic wand that only a Bright a specially trained expert with supernatural abilities may wield safely. The wand’s power is nearly limitless in the wrong hands, it could easily prove deadly.
Bright will be available in select theaters and on Netflix starting December 22, 2017. Visit Bright on Netflix.