For next act, Netflix going to the movies

With big-star films, service aiming to upstage cinemas

Posted: March 20, 2017 at 2 a.m.

Will Smith's next movie -- part police drama, part science fiction -- has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster except one. When Bright is released later this year it'll be playing on Netflix Inc.'s streaming service, not thousands of theater screens.

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