Orange Is the New Black actor joins Will Smith’s Netflix movie

Brad William Henke will star in Bright


Brad William Henke is going from CO to orc in the big-budget Netflix film Bright.


A modern fantasy parable, Bright stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as a human and an orc respectively, on the run from gangs and the authorities as they try to protect a magic wand. The film also stars Noomi Rapace and Lucy Fry, while Henke will play Dorghu, hulking leader of the Fogtooth orc gang, according to Variety.


A former American football player, Henke is best known as the Corrections Officer Desi Piscatella in Orange Is the New Black, also on Netflix. Directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad), written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and with a reported budget of $90 million, Bright will be the streaming giant’s most expensive film yet. It’s slated for release next year.