"Prometheus" star Noomi Rapace is currently in talks to join Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in "Suicide Squad" director David Ayer's "Bright," TheWrap reports.
The film is described as a contemporary cop thriller with fantastical elements. Ayer and Max Landis are rumored to have co-written the script, which was picked up by Netflix for $3 million after a bidding war.
Having recently appeared in "Promethus," Rapace is no stranger to science fiction and fantasy. She also starred in “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” as well as “The Drop” and “Child 44.”
Will Smith (“Men in Black,” “Concussion,”) and Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass,” “The Gift,”) will co-star in the film, with Landis, Ayer, Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless producing. Ayer’s previous cop thriller, “Training Day,” landed stars Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke Academy Award nominations, including Washington’s win for Best Actor.
Smith and Ayer plan to film “Bright” this fall in Los Angeles; both are scheduled to return to Warner Bros. for a "Suicide Squad" sequel.
David Ayer and Will Smith’s current film, “Suicide Squad” opens in theaters later this year, on August 5.