Jason Momoa is a father on revenge in a new action movie called “Sweet Girl” for Netflix, the streamer announced Monday.
Momoa will play the lead role in director Brian Andrew Mendoza’s film, which makes his directorial debut. Mendoza was the cinematographer on Momoa’s 2018 film ‘Braven’ and executive producer in his ‘Frontier’ series.
In ‘Sweet Girl’, Momoa plays a ruined husband who promises to bring justice to the people responsible for the death of his wife, while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.
Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner wrote the scenario, with Will Staples handling the current revisions. Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson produce together with Momoa and Mendoza for ASAP Entertainment. Martin Kistler serves as the executive producer.
“Sweet Girl” marks the third job project in an ongoing partnership between Netflix and ASAP Entertainment. Their other projects include the series “Frontier” and “DayBreak,” and the companies are also discussing future film projects.
“I am delighted to be working with Netflix again,” Momoa said in a statement. “I put together a dream team from Brad and Jeff to my best friend, Brian, who has been my partner for over ten years. It is a dream come true to work with him and deliver on his vision.”
“Brad and I are passionate about bringing another project to Netflix, which really made us feel like we have a home for groundbreaking original features and series,” Fierson said in a statement. “Moreover, Jason and Brian are just like family, so it’s a dream come true to work with them again on a movie after having worked at Frontier for three seasons. When we first read this script, we knew that there was only one actor who could bring the gravitas and depth into the role of Cooper, and that is Jason. And this is the perfect vehicle for Brian to make his directorial debut. “
Momoa’s “Aquaman” surpassed $ 1 billion in the global cash register, and he recently packaged the production of the sci-fi “Dune” based on Frank Herbert’s novel.
Momoa is represented by WME and lawyer Bill Sobel.