Sweet Girl: Jason Momoa to star in & produce Netflix revenge thriller
Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Dune) will be starring in and producing Sweet Girl, an upcoming revenge thriller from Netflix, Variety has confirmed.
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.
The movie is written by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner, with current revisions by Will Staples. Brian Andrew Mendoza is directing the project, which will serve as his feature directorial debut. Mendoza and Momoa previously worked together on 2018’s Braven and Netflix’s Frontier series.
“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 10 years. It’s a dream come true to collaborate with him and deliver his vision,” said Momoa.
Brad Peyton and Jeff Fierson of ASAP Entertainment will produce alongside Momoa. Martin Kistler will serve as executive producer.
“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 added. “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’s recent credits also include Aquaman, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Justice League, Once Upon a Time in Venice, Sugar Mountain, and The Bad Batch. The actor recently wrapped production on the Dune adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve and is currently filming the See TV drama series for Apple TV+.