Will Smith, Joel Edgerton to Star in Cop Thriller 'Bright'. David Ayer will direct the cop thriller from a script written by Max Landis
- Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are attached to star in the hot package that is making the rounds titled BRIGHT, "The Hollywood Reporter" has confirmed.
David Ayer will direct the cop thriller from a script written by Max Landis (Chronicle). CAA just began shopping the package to studios. Smith and Ayer recently teamed on Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, and Bright will have to wait until shooting wraps on David Frankel's Collateral Beauty, which Smith toplines. Edgerton is familiar with cop narratives, having recently co-starred as a corrupt FBI agent in Black Mass. He will next be seen in the interracial couple drama Loving. CAA reps Ayer, Smith and Edgerton. WME handles Landis.