Brad William Henke has joined Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in Netflix’s “Bright.” Noomi Rapace and Lucy Fry also star in the pic.
David Ayer (“Suicide Squad”) is directing the $90 million-budgeted pic, the streaming giant’s most expensive film to date.
“Bright” tells the story of a human, played by Smith, and an orc, played by Edgerton, who must outrun cops, criminals and an assorted collection of fantastic creatures in order to protect a magical wand. Henke will play the role of Dorghu, the big, bad, scary leader of the Fogteeth Orcs gang. Dorghu used to be reasonable, but after seeing how the cops oppress his race, he’s taken to dishing out his own set of punishment.
Henke definitely has the stature for the role; the former NFL player is an imposing 6’4″ tall.
Written by Max Landis, production on “Bright” is expected to start sometime this fall with Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman producing.
Henke is currently reprising his wildly popular role of a no-nonsense prison guard Desi Piscatella for the upcoming season of “Orange Is The New Black.” He also recently landed a recurring role on Amazon’s upcoming series “Sneaky Pete.”
His other credits include the feature films “Fury” and “Draft Day” for Lionsgate. He is repped by APA and JR Talent Group.