Jason Momoa to star in new Netflix film
He'll play a grieving husband seeking retribution for his wife's death.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has landed the lead role in Netflix’s upcoming film Sweet Girl.
Brian Andrew Mendoza, who previously worked with Momoa as an executive producer on historical drama Frontier, is to direct the revenge thriller.
Momoa will play a devastated husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death whilst protecting his young daughter.
The film was originally written by Gregg Hurwitz and Event Horizon’s Philip Eisner with Will Staples providing the latest draft.
Momoa and Mendoza will both serve as executive producers alongside San Andreas director Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment.
“I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again. I’m putting a dream team together from Brad and Jeff to my best friend, Brian, who has been my partner for over ten years. It’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and deliver his vision,” said Momoa.
Momoa is also set to star in post-apocalyptic drama See, an original series for Apple’s upcoming streaming service, and Denis Villeneuve’s big-budget adaptation of Frank Herbet’s classic sci-fi novel Dune which is set for release next year.