DC’s Auqaman has found his next project, and it marks a return to grittier projects.
Netflix announced today that it has tapped Jason Momoa to produce and star in their upcoming revenge thriller Sweet Girl. Momoa will portray a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while also protecting his daughter. Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner wrote the script with current revisions by Will Staples.
Brian Andrew Mendoza will make his directorial debut with the film. Sweet Girl reunites him with Momoa, having worked together on 2018 actioner Braven and Netflix/Discovery Canada’s TV series Frontier.
“I’m excited to partner with Netflix once again,” Momoa said. “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. It’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and deliver his vision.”
Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment will produce for Sweet Girl. Martin Kistler will executive produce.
“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.”