Aquaman star Jason Momoa has joined action-thriller Braven
The Highland Film Group (HFG) announced today that Aquaman star Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian) will take on the lead role in Lin Oeding’s new action-thriller Braven. HFG will handle international sales and will introduce the film to buyers starting at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The screenplay is based off of an original story by Mike Nilon and was written by Thomas Pa’a Sibbett. Jason Momoa and Brian Mendoza’s Pride of Gypsies will produce alongside Nilon and Molly Hassell.
When Joe Braven (Jason Momoa), a humble logger residing along the U.S./Canada border, is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners in his secluded cabin in the mountains, he must do everything in his power to protect his family. Little do the elite drug runners know the unassuming man they’ve encountered has an impressive bite colliding two dynamic forces – one fighting for the lives of his family, the other for the love of the kill.
HFG’s Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier jointly commented: “’Braven’ is the perfect addition to our growing portfolio. Lin Oeding’s background in stunts tied with Jason Momoa’s physical mastery assures us that the film will deliver heart-pounding action at every turn.”
Momoa was recently announced as Aquaman for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s Justice League Part One and Two, as well as the same character for the James Wan-directed Aquaman. Director Oeding comes from an impressive background in action design for studio blockbusters, including Ant-Man, The Equalizer and the recent box-office sensation Straight Outta Compton.
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