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Netflix confirms Bright sequel

Netflix announced the sequel with a video of orcs auditioning for the sequel. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are expected to reprise their roles, while David Ayer will return as the director.

“Bright” is a 2017 American Urban Fantasy Action Crime film directed by Ayer and written by Max Landis. The film was released on Netflix on December 22, 2017, also stars Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez and Ike Barinholtz.


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Edgar Ramírez barely recognized himself in recent roles!

The Venezuelan actor transformed himself into an elf working as a government agent in David Ayer’s contemporary fantasy thriller “Bright,” which opened in theaters and on Netflx on Friday. He also plays fashion icon Gianni Versace in the Ryan Murphy-produced limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which premieres on FX in January.

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Over the course of his career, the 40-year-old Ramirez has played everything from a Greek god to legendary boxer Roberto Durán, but these two roles required something else entirely.

For “Bright,” which costars Will Smith, Ramirez asked the Italian sartorial house Kiton to craft his character Kandomere’s suits, while makeup artists gave him prosthetic ears, special teeth and a wig that was purposefully stranded together to look intentionally unnatural. Portraying Versace was actually more intense. Ramírez wore not only prosthetics but also a wig cap that made him nervous.

Ramirez recalls, “The first day, I told Ryan, ‘I’m ready to take this off and shave my head and put the wig on my shaved head.’ He said, ‘Edgar, trust me. You don’t need to do it. It looks great already.’ I had a little freaking out moment with the prosthetic, but I think that every actor using it for the first time can relate.”

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Edgar Ramirez on entering the alternate universe of Bright and all it entails


The action fantasy Bright takes place in an alternate universe where humans, orcs and elves all co-exist but don’t handle the differences any better than the different races and religions do here on planet earth. The discord is exacerbated when rumors begin flying that a magic wand has somehow made its way into their world.

The result is that human police officer Ward (Will Smith) and his orc partner Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), who thought they were heading out on an ordinary night of patrol, have to take a young woman into their protection and battle all the various factions who want to get their hands on the ancient artifcat.

“Basically, it’s a great and very interesting metaphor of the world we’re living in, where there’s so much intolerance, prejudice, and stereotypes,” say Edgar Ramirez, who plays an elf named Kandomere who works in the FBI’s magic division. “What was so appealing to me was to explore a subject that is so close to us in our daily lives in such a fantastical, new, and intriguing world.”

The dissension among the various sects — human, elves and orcs — brings to mind Rodney King‘s plea: Can we all just get along? And Ramirez agrees, also pointing out that the film reminds him of blockbuster movies he watched in the ’70s and ’80s that were so impactful, like E.T., which, in addition to being fantastical, dealt with how hurtful divorce is.

“Bright comes along in the tradition of big, entertaining movies that always touch upon greater subjects going on in society, such as the issue of identity, the issue of empathy, how to understand the other, how the other lives, and how do we, as you said, get along,” he says.


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Sony International boards Pablo Trapero’s ‘La Quietud’ with Edgar Ramirez

Sony Pictures International Productions is moving into Argentina with La Quietud, its first local-language co-production there. The film hails from Pablo Trapero, who won the 2015 Silver Lion Best Director prize in Venice for El Clan. Sony Pictures Releasing International has taken all distribution rights to La Quietud in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and the U.S., as well as TV rights in Latin America.

The thriller stars Martina Gusmán, Bérénice Bejo and Edgar Ramírez and turns on two sisters’ re-encounter and attempt at closure on a common troubled past. The film is produced by Trapero’s Matanza Cine and Telefé in coproduction with SPIP. Production has begun in Buenos Aires.

Read more at Deadline.

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Edgar Ramirez attends GQ Style & Hugo Boss celebrate “Amazing Spaces with Edgar Ramirez” at John Lautner’s Harvey House on November 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Edgar Ramirez attends the DEA Educationsl Foundation event at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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