Momoa, who played the titular role in the highest-grossing DC Comics film of all time, Aquaman, will produce and star in the new Netflix movie, which is his second project with the streaming service following the Canadian historical period drama series Frontier.
In Sweet Girl, Momoa will play a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while also protecting his daughter. No other actors are currently attached to the film at this time.
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Gregg Hurwitz (ABC’s V) and Philip Eisner (Sci-Fi Channel’s Firestarter 2: Rekindled) wrote the script for the film with current revisions by Will Staples (USA Network’s Shooter). The movie will serve as the directorial debut of Brian Andrew Mendoza, who has previously worked with Momoa on Frontier and on the 2018 action thriller Braven.
Besides Momoa, Sweet Girl will also be produced by Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment, with Martin Kistler executive producing.
Momoa said in a statement that he’s “excited to partner with Netflix” for the second time, adding that being able to work with Mendoza once again is a “dream come true.” “I’m putting a dream team together from Brad and Jeff to my best friend, Brian, who has been my partner for over 10 years,” said the actor. “It’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and deliver his vision.”
Fierson is equally thrilled with the collaboration. “Brad and I are ecstatic about bringing another project to Netflix, who have truly made us feel like we have a home to make groundbreaking original features and series,” Fierson said. “Additionally, Jason and Brian are like family, so to re-team with them on a movie after working for three seasons of Frontier is a dream come true. When we first read this script, we knew there was only one actor who could bring the gravitas and depth to the role of Cooper, and that’s Jason.”
Momoa just finished filming his part in Dune, the film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel of the same name. Aside from Dune and Sweet Girl, Momoa will also be seen next on Apple TV+’s drama series See and in Aquaman 2, which is set for a 2022 release date.