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Will Smith Teases His 'Bizarre' Netflix Movie Bright

Will Smith is set to reunite with Suicide Squad director David Ayer in a movie that he describes as Training Day meets Lord of the Rings.

While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Smith and co-star Joel Edgerton talked about their "bizarre" upcoming Netflix movie Bright, which had its first teaser released last week. Smith plays Scott Ward, a human cop who patrols a dystopian world where humans and mystical creatures have lived together since the beginning of time. Edgerton plays Jakoby, Smith's partner and the first orc to join the police force.

In the movie, Ward and Jakoby respond to what is supposed to be a simple disturbance call, but are actually led to the "discovery of a magical relic, an artifact of the Dark Lord's war against humanity." Dealing with the issue is complicated by the two's new partnership, which is already difficult at the beginning of the movie because of Jakoby's past. According to Edgerton, Jakoby is under investigation for an incident involving an orc that should have been caught but managed to escape. "The feeling is that I looked after my own first and neglected to do my job as a result," Edgerton said.

"[Jakoby is] like the Jackie Robinson of orcs," Smith added of the character. "He has to make it go right, or other orcs won't have a shot. So he's taking on the social responsibility of being a good cop, with the weight of his people on his shoulders."

Smith says that Ward isn't thrilled with his new partner, with other members of the force ridiculing him for the team-up. "In their interpretation, I'm giving him a fair shot, and I should really just be trying to get him off of the force," he said. "There's a great scene where we're sitting in the car, and the other police officers are beating up an orc. My character asks [Edgerton's] the question, 'Are you a cop first or an orc first? You need to decide.' Juxtaposed against the imagery of him watching this orc being beaten by the police, I thought it was really cool."

Noomi Rapace, Ike Barinholtz, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Kenneth Choi, Andrea Navedo, Dawn Olivieri, and Happy Anderson also star in Bright, which comes from a script from American Ultra's Max Landis. The movie is set to hit Netflix in December. In the meantime, check out one of the 20 best movies on Netflix right now.