Jason Momoa will star in Sweet Girl, a new revenge thriller from
Momoa, fresh from Aquaman, which surpassed a worldwide box office of $1 billion, has recently wrapped production on Dune, the feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel. Now, he’s coming back down to Earth with a more grounded movie that follows a devastated husband, who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death, while protecting the only family he has left: his daughter.
The film is directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza, who will make his feature directorial debut with Sweet Girl which reunites him with Momoa. Mendoza has previously served as the Cinematographer and Producer on Braven, as well as Executive Producing on Frontier, both starring the actor.
The film is written by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner, with revisions by Will Staples
The producers are Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson (ASAP Entertainment) and Momoa, plus Mendoza, and Executive Producer Martin Kistler (On the Roam).
Peyton and Fierson also have a successful track record with Momoa, previously producing Frontier for Netflix which Momoa starred in and Executive Produced
Sweet Girl marks the third feature project in an ongoing partnership between Netflix and ASAP Entertainment. Additional series projects include Frontier and DayBreak with future film projects also in discussion.
Momoa says: “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.”
Fierson adds: “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,” said Fierson. “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. And this is the perfect vehicle for Brian to make his directorial debut.”