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The Hollywood premiere of the mystical Netflix Film Bright was as celestial as the sci-fi movie itself!  The fantasy film came to life at a stellar star-studded premiere on December 13 at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles, CA that was attended by Director David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez, Lucy Fry and musical artists from the soundtrack Bright: The Album including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, Bebe Rexha as well as Migos who surprised fans with a pop-up performance on the red carpet.  If you know anything about Smith you know that he doesn’t do anything small.  To help promote this massive movie, Smith enlisted 50 guys from around the country with the same name to help him on social media. These special Will Smiths were able to meet their more famous namesake live and in person on the red carpet!

The Netflix film stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Oliveri, and Kenneth Choi.  The film was released on Netflix on Friday, December 22, 2017.

DEETS:  Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it.  Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything. Sci-fi fans TV watchers were waiting for a hero to call their own.  Smith answers their prayers by becoming Netflix’s hero slayer.

ASSETS:  David Ayer (director); Eric Newman, David Ayer, Bryan Unkeless (producers); Max Landis (writer); David Sardy (music); Roman Vasyanov (cinematography); Michael Tronick (editor); and Overbook Entertainment, Trigger Warning Entertainment, Grand Electric (production companies).  (Photos by Getty Images for Netflix)

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(L-R) Jay Hernandez, Lucy Fry, David Ayer, Edgar Ramirez , Will Smith, Noomi Rapace, Enrique Murciano and Joel Edgerton attend the LA Premiere of Netflix Films ‘BRIGHT’ on December 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, Will Smith

 

(L-R) Quavo of Migos, Xzibit, and Offset and Takeoff of Migos attend the LA Premiere of Netflix Films ‘BRIGHT’ on December 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Tiffany Haddish, Will Smith

 

Bright: The Album’ features huge hip-hop stars 

In an alternate universe where humans and fairy-tale creatures coexist, it’s fitting that hip-hop heavyweights and leading pop lights join forces on this soundtrack. The album is packed with original songs from several high-profile chart-topping artists: Migos and Marshmello unite on irresistible house-hop banger “Danger”, Camila Cabello sprinkles elvish stardust over Grey’s cosmic pop on “Crown”, while the mellow “Campfire” sees DRAM connect with Neil Young. The songs span many different genres, from country to rap to pop. Much like the film’s urban-fantasy mashup, these adventurous pairings perhaps shouldn’t work — but absolutely do

Bright: The Album cover art

By Audrey J. Bernard

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